Victorian Vtg Antique Sterling Silver Dress Buttons Set(handcarved Real Amethyst For Sale
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Victorian Vtg Antique Sterling Silver Dress Buttons Set(handcarved Real Amethyst:
I had bought these from the antique fair in NYC for a fashion project .
And I am letting them go for less than what I paid, to fund anothet design project.
These are amazing dress buttons. They were dated victorian by seller and although unmarked or signed, they were tested in front of me and they are sterling silver
This set of 8 buttons is amazing and for serious collectors and lovers of art and history and fashion
Reason being not just that they are sterling silver
But each button encircles a hand carved genuine amethyst stone...floral carved
These are not carved amethyst color glass cabochon ...they are genuine natural light purple /mauve amethyst
When you hold them against light, you can see inclusions characteristic of natural stone.
Amazing part is that each button has almost same size stone....that is quite something, since natural stones come in different sizes and shapes. So, these would have had to be handpicked to be of same size and then, handcarved and then hand set in sterling silver.
Other than old patina to the silver ( i am not cleaning them...but being silver, they can easily be made to shine like new, if one desires) , the stones have no cracks or chips to them
In great condition
One is supposed to put each through a hole and then stitch up the hole...inner side will have a little silver plate like thing . And rhe outer will show the anethyst encased in silver and this part will go out through the opposite side button hole.
Puctures dont do justice to them. Am letting them go with a heavy heart. I hope they reach the right person who falls in love with them like I did.