Celtic knot designs are meant to symbolize faith, declare unity among people and in some cases, protect against evil spirits. But their greatest significance might be their reference to eternity and eternal life.
These buttons recall the style of painter Wassily Kandinsky. He expertly created shapes and textures to coexist in beautiful and interesting combinations. These pink earrings featuring geometric lattice, half circles and lines never cease to be interesting, no matter how many times you see them.
The 1893 Postal Laws and Regulations introduced a new coat button style: in lieu of the post rider, the buttons could feature "a letter carrier in uniform with mail bag on shoulder and letter in uplifted hand."
Both images appeared above the initials "P.O.D." The wording describing the coat button remained unchanged through 1948, the last year the Postal Laws and Regulations was published. Prior to 1942, regulations specified the buttons were to be made of 100% brass.
This piece features
Two Post Office Delivery 1850s - 1920's-era brass buttons
These buttons find their character in the simplest of creatures - the beetle. They are reminiscent of early anatomical drawings, seen in the early 1900s. What an interesting and sophisticated complement to any wardrobe!
Bamboo is a colony plant, so it uses energy from this existing plant to produce more plants and expand the root structure. Connect to your roots in these beautiful bamboo-inspired antique button earrings in silver and purple.
Sunflowers gather energy to grow by following the sun. You will be the center of the universe, the sun, giving these two perfect sunflowers their energy and radiance. They have been perfectly paired with pearl beads to create a soft and light bohemian feel.
These tiny antique button earrings, featuring a grape vine, find their enormous power between mountains and oceans.
Flanked by the majestic and breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountain range to the east and the vast Pacific Ocean to the west, Central Valley is an expanse of farmland in between. 75 percent of California's wine grapes are grown in Central Valley. Walking among these wineries, one can't help but be reminded of the power of nature and our place in it.
These antique buttons have retained their red color for more than a century. This is an incredible gift to the owner of these earrings and will be a unique and historical complement to any wardrobe choice.
This piece features:
Two antique 1850s - 1920's-era buttons
Buttons range in size from 10-18 mm
Gold-toned ear wires
Nickel free and lead free
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