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Shell

The sea is bountiful, and so is our collection of beautiful shell buttons. We offer a delightful variety of styles, including traditional mother-of-pearl shirt buttons, abalone buttons, Tahitian grey mother of pearl buttons, and gold-edged shell buttons. Our selection features the iridescence and luminosity of natural seashells.

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  1. 1 1/8"  Metallic Gold Rimmed Shell Button (Made in Italy) Quickview

    1 1/8" Metallic Gold Rimmed Shell Button (Made in Italy)

    1 1/8" flat, creamy mother of pearl shell button, with simple gold metal chain rim. Made in Italy. Metal loop shank backing.
    $10.95

  2. Iridescent Shell & Silver Button (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Iridescent Shell & Silver Button (Made in Switzerland)

    Flat, iridescent, grey mother of pearl shell button, with a silver metal arabesque rim. Made in Switzerland. Metal loop shank backing.
    Sizes: 13/16", 1 1/8"
    $6.95

  3. 11/16" Silver Rimmed Shell Button Quickview

    11/16" Silver Rimmed Shell Button

    11/16" iridescent mother of pearl shell button, with a dark silver metal rope rim. Metal loop shank backing.
    $5.95

  4. 3/4" Gold "X" Shell Button Quickview

    3/4" Gold "X" Shell Button

    3/4" flat, creamy mother of pearl shell button, with thin gold edge and a golden X-shaped thread pattern in the middle. Plastic broad shank backing.
    $4.50

  5. Iridescent Shell & Gold Button (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Iridescent Shell & Gold Button (Made in Switzerland)

    Flat, iridescent, grey mother of pearl shell button, with a graceful open gold metal arabesque rim. Made in Switzerland. Metal loop shank backing.
    Sizes: 3/4", 1 1/8"
    $6.95

  6. Creamy Shell, Rhinestones & Gold Button (Made in Italy) Quickview

    Creamy Shell, Rhinestones & Gold Button (Made in Italy)

    Flat, creamy mother of pearl shell button, with a rim of clear sparkling rhinestones, and another of plain gold metal roping. This is an elegantly understated button. Made in Italy. Metal loop shank backing.
    Sizes: 1", 1 1/8", 1 3/8"
    $21.95

  7. 3/4" Gold Crest & Shell Button Quickview

    3/4" Gold Crest & Shell Button

    3/4" grey, iridescent mother of pearl shell button, with a gold metal crest in the center. Plastic loop shank backing.
    $3.25

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