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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. Charcoal Grey & Clear Rhinestone Mother of Pearl Shell Button (Made in Spain) Quickview

    Charcoal Grey & Clear Rhinestone Mother of Pearl Shell Button (Made in Spain)

    Flap-topped charcoal grey mother of pearl shell button, with a small clear rhinestone in the center. Metal shank backing. Made in Spain.
    Sizes: 3/8", 5/8", 13/16", 1"
    $3.95

  2. Pale Ivory & Clear Rhinestone Mother of Pearl Shell Button (Made in Spain) Quickview

    Pale Ivory & Clear Rhinestone Mother of Pearl Shell Button (Made in Spain)

    Flap-topped pale ivory mother of pearl shell button, with a small clear rhinestone in the center. Metal shank backing. Made in Spain.
    Sizes: 3/8", 5/8", 13/16", 1"
    $3.95

  3. Classic Mother of Pearl Shell Button Quickview

    Classic Mother of Pearl Shell Button

    Four-hole, creamy mother of pearl shell button, with a lightly raised rim. The smaller sizes of this style are the classic shirt button.
    Sizes: 3/8", 3/4", 13/16", 7/8", 1"
    $1.00

  4. Classic Mother of Pearl Shell Button Quickview

    Classic Mother of Pearl Shell Button

    Four-hole, ivory mother of pearl shell button, with a lightly raised rim. The smaller sizes of this style are the classic shirt button.
    Sizes: 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 5/8", 13/16", 7/8"
    $0.65

  5. 7/16" Triangle Motif Shell Button Quickview

    7/16" Triangle Motif Shell Button

    7/16" two-hole, Tahitian grey mother of pearl shell button, with a smart raised triangle motif.
    $0.45

  6. 13/16" Abolone Triangle Shell Button Quickview

    13/16" Abolone Triangle Shell Button

    13/16" two-hole, darkest brown shell button, with an iridescent Abalone shell triangle as a central motif.
    $2.95

  7. 7/16" Wide Rimmed Shell Button Quickview

    7/16" Wide Rimmed Shell Button

    7/16" two-hole, cream mother of pearl shell button, with a wide, gently rounded rim.
    $0.40

  8. 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

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