Button Up! Ring


Historical Information

Type: Buttons

Fabric: Glass

Date: Early 20th Century

Find Location: Essex, UK

Extra information:

Buttons were invented by the Indus Valley Civilization around 2000 BCE. Initially, they were used for ornamental purposes and signified wealth or status. However, as time passed, buttons became more commonly used as a fastener for clothes. The invention of the buttonhole in the Middle Ages revolutionized clothing, allowing for a secure fit. The mass production of the Industrial Revolution saw buttons become a ubiquitous staple, with a pared-down style and four holes drilled into the surface for secure attachment to clothing.