What can you tell me about this old steel button? It’s about an
inch and 3/8″ in diameter, and I know it’s steel because a
magnet sticks firmly to it.
I’m sorry to tell you that it has a lot of rust and so I’m being careful
not to handle it too much. Those are small steel rivets attached in a
floral pattern. The button is cup shaped, but the opal is placed on
the top of the button, not down in the center of the cup.
The back of the button has a simple metal shank:
Maybe there was once a liner at the back?
The opal is especially “fiery” I think, and I
compared it to some earrings I have:
I like the bluer tones in the button’s opal.
Even if the button is in pretty rough shape, I like
it and wish I had more information about it. Can