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There's a reason why they're called Rarities...
I've had to dip into my collection of antique again buttons this year.
Something that I hate to do. But something that I love to do.

Since I haven't had the chance to travel to far away lands (thanks Covid),
I've taken a step back into my roots. And have found an array of antique buttons,
and some other incredible collectibles, that I am happy to share,
and hope that you will enjoy.

Most of the items below are bezel set in sterling silver.
All are antique buttons except for the Blue Diamond, Blue Wave and the Austrian enamels.

Don't hesitate to ask questions!

Descriptions, and pricing for each, are below.

Each pendant drop will include a Sterling Silver Dot Necklace.
Pricing includes pendant and necklace.
Pendants not sold individually.
Image sizes are relative.


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On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Birdie

$165

Let's fly!

Solid brass 1940's stamped button.  5/8" diameter.  Pie crust bezel set in sterling silver.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Star Flower

$140

 

 

Cut steel and brass 1800's open button.  Note that it has some 'age' to it and is not an 'every day' wear.

1/2" in diameter.  Bezel set in sterling silver.

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Blue Diamond

 $170

This early 1900's enamel has an incredible glow to it.  Originally, a cuff link, I've created a dazzling pendant that shines with joy.

2 available.  About 1/2:" in diameter.  Wrapped in sterling silver and prong-set to let the light shine through. 

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

 

 

BeeKeeper

$185


Sweet as honey.

Late 1800's brass bee scallop edged bezel set in sterling silver.  5/8 diameter. 

 

Glass Paisley

$175

 

An exceptional showing of early 1900;s German glass.

Domed shaped. 1/2" in diameter.  Fabulous color!

Meadow

$175

SOLD!

 

Someone is going to be green with envy when they see you wearing this 1920's sterling silver bezel set German glass pendant.

1/2" in diameter.  Concave flower.  About an 1/8" thick.

Blue Wave

$175

Simple, elegant glistening blue wave of light and joy.

1/2" in diameter.  Wrapped in sterling silver.

Mother of Pearl Blank - Small

$175

This is a mother of pearl "blank".  Which is what a button is before it's a button.  Mid-1800's.

1/2" in diameter.  Pie-crust sterling silver bezel.

Jet

$170

When you hear the term "Jet", it actually refers to anthracitic coal that has been melted and poured into a form.  In this case, it's been poured into a button mold.

Early 1800's.  Slight zig-zag pattern.  1/2" in diameter.

Colonial Button

$225

SOLD!

A little slice of Americana.

Mid 1700's Mother of Pearl colonial button.  Etched.

A little less than 1".  Bezel-set in sterling silver.

Absolutely gorgeous!

Paradise

SOLD!

Why in the world would you think that this might be my favorite of the bunch?  

Mid-1800's Mother of Pearl button that depicts a hand-carved view of paradise.

1" in diamerter.  Incredible color.  Bezel set in sterling silver.

Mother of Pearl Blank - Large

$175

SOLD!

This is a mother of pearl "blank".  Which is what a button is before it's a button.  Mid-1800's.

1" in diameter.  Pie-crust sterling silver bezel.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Moon & Star

$175

SOLD!

Mid-1800's cut steel crescent moon and star mounted on to mother of pearl. 

1/2' in diameter.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Fleur de Lis

$225

 

French brass Fleur de Lis from around 1890.

  3/4".  Bezel set in sterling silver.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Bee Kind

$185

SOLD!

A happy little brass bee sitting on etched brass.  Antique button is from early 1900's.

Sterling silver bezel set with pie-cut edging.

3/4" diameter.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Mirage

$165

 

Mid 1800's hand-carved mother of pearl.  Incredible colors.  Simple.  Elegant.   

3/4" in diameter.  Bezel set in sterling silver.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Turq Inlay

SOLD!

Wonderful late 1800's real turquoise inlay bezel set in sterling silver.

I found this in at an antique market outside of London.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Purple Rain

$170

SOLD!

Authentic Austrian salesman's show samples for enamel wares.  That I found, of all places, in Mumbai, India.  Crystal clear glass dome covers the enamel.  From the Mid 1800's.  Stunningly rare. 

5/8" in diameter.  Bezel set in sterling silver.


Cherub

$200

Mid-1800's mother of pearl with a sweet little cherub playing a harpsicord.  Jagged edged sterling silver bezel set.

7/8" in diameter.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Aqua Light

$170

Authentic Austrian salesman's show samples for enamel wares.  That I found, of all places, in Mumbai, India.  Crystal clear glass dome covers the enamel.  From the Mid 1800's.  Stunningly rare. 

5/8" in diameter. Bezel set in sterling silver.

Star of David

$275

I also found this Star of David button created in bronze at a market in London.  I believe that it's really, really old.  Like, ancient old.  You can tell by looking at it really closely.

7/8" in diameter.  Sterling silver bezel set.

On U Jewelry - Hand bezel-set antique buttons by Donna Silvestri, On U Jewelry, Richmond. VA

Bee Special

$185

Bzzzz!!!

1920's Honey bee on cut steel.

Pie-crust sterling silver bezel with pie-crust edging.

3/4" in diameter.

Petal Pusher

SOLD!

Anitque hand-painted Mother of Pearl button from the mid-1800's.  Delicately etched.

A great hippie vibe.

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