Erica Weiner

Button Necklace

Buttons are almost as old as civilization itself, but they were used primarily for decorative purposes until the 13th century, when the invention of the buttonhole CHANGED EVERYTHING. The single-centimeter, four-hole cast button was adopted as a standard component in men's shirting around the turn of the last century.  Its small size, universal shape, and pre-existing holes all lent themselves to being strung on a delicate 21" chain and re-purposed as a beautiful, simple necklace.  Available in sterling silver and gold-plated brass. The sterling silver button comes with a silver chain, and the gold plated version is paired with a gold-filled chain.