Mother of Pearl Buttons

Our mother of pearl buttons are made from the inside of salt-water shells, which gives the button a distinct rainbow effect or shimmer. We use only real mother of pearl buttons because only they have a beautiful opalescent quality that is impossible to be reproduced by man.

Mother of Pearl has been revered for its beauty for centuries, and is one of the most expensive buttons you can buy. The process of extracting these buttons continues to be time consuming and laborious. Shells are collected by hand in Tahiti and south East Asia. Then the shells are inspected and selected. Final cutting and preparation of the buttons all takes place in Italy, and the result is a stunning button.

We have used both the white and dark mother of pearl in our collection, with a matte finish, for a more elegant look. The result is simply a stunning button that complements any fabric.