Mother of pearl buttons are a type of button created out of natural nacre and coming in various sizes and shapes. These buttons are a timeless fashion trend, which popularity seems to never drop.
These buttons are renowned for their specific iridescent glitter, as well as for the range of physical properties, such as strength, resilience, and the resistance to water, high temperature, alkaline solutions or acids.
Mother of pearl buttons are created out of the shells of marine and freshwater molluscs. The production technology is quite simple, yet not that easy: the flat buttons are cut out of a shell, given the necessary shape and dyed. To obtain a popular white colour, mother of pearl buttons are bleached in a weak boiling solution of hydrochloric acid.
In a couture segment, you can find mother of pearl buttons by such Italian and French manufacturers as Gritti, Secondo Stefano Pavese, Bottonificio B.A.P. and Brochot. Once seen their buttons, you won’t be much surprised to learn they source mother of pearls from the seabed of the Coral, Fiji, and Philippine seas, the seas washing Indonesia and the coastal waters of Madagascar.
Tissura offers the widest range of high quality mother of pearl buttons: spherical, flat and curved, with two or four holes, filigree engraved or perforated, edged with a solid metallic or variously coloured rim, combined with a leather outer part, represented in a bigger and smaller diameter... Select yours!