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Posted 3 years ago


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Hi all, I believe this is a mosaic button? Correct me if wrong please. It is beautiful in person. Thanks for looking!


  1. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    This kind of mosaic is called pietra dura!
    It is made from stones, Italian origin! micromosaic is made of tiny tiny glas tesserae
  2. Jewels Jewels, 3 years ago
    Hi kyra! Again you are spot on! I just looked it up and I am obsessed with pietra dura! Thanks so much! I'm learning so much!
  3. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Julie, so much passionate in jewellery, always learning too :-))
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Indeed Pietra Dura (translated hard stone)pietra dura, in mosaic, any of several kinds of hard stone used in mosaic work, an art that flourished in Florence particularly in the late 16th and 17th centuries and involved the fashioning of highly illusionistic pictures out of cut-to-shape pieces of colored stone. The resulting decorative mosaics were used primarily for tabletops and small wall panels but also, as in your case, for jewelry. Beautiful button!
  5. Jewels Jewels, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much agram! I really love buttons and have been collecting them over the years and this one has always been a favorite. Thanks for the great information :)
  6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
  7. Jewels Jewels, 3 years ago
    Thank you elisabethan! Have you seen the pietra dura brooches? I want one!

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