|Unique Jewelry from Heirloom Buttons
Buttons have been widely used as both fasteners and decoration since the sixth century AD. Originating with the introduction of fitted clothing in the Middle East, they have followed fashion in dress ever siince.
Buttons tell the story of history, more than almost any other collectible. Although relatively few buttons are much over two hundred years old, the techniques used to cut, mold, and decorate them had their beginnings before the time of recorded history. The pictures and motifs used in button designs record the facts and fantasies of all ages - the inventions of each generation, historical and political events, stories and fables, economic conditions, scenes of rural and city life. Buttons also demonstrate the arts and crafts of many peoples.
Buttons used on the fashions of today are drab and unattractive. They have no personality and do little to enhance the appearance of today's wardrobe. Buttons of early times were made of every imaginable material including china, silver, cut steel, shell, glass, porcelain, pewter, horn, enamel, and celluloid. The workmanship and detail applied to the buttons of yesterday make them worthy of being used to create works of art to be worn as jewelry and enjoyed for many years to come.
It is for this reason that Bouton Bijoux was created. We believe that our jewelry which utilizes some of the most beautiful, interesting, amusing, and inspiring buttons dating from the early 1800's to the 1950's will make a wonderful accompaniment to your fashion accessories.