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Women's removable buttons mistaken for cufflinks?

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My mother just called from France. She had family jewelry from the 1800's upraised in Dijon, and said that two of the pieces she believed to be cufflinks might actually be removable women's blouse buttons? I have not seen the pieces. Does anyone know what these might be and how to tell the difference?
 

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Bump.

Still no picture, but upon talking to my mom this morning, she said they look just like cufflinks, are made of 18 carat gold and have a black geometric design on the round surface, with a small white pearl in the middle. The appraiser said they were worth 85 euros, and that they're called "Boutons de col". He also stated he sells nearly all old jewelry from France in the UK, as there are apparently not as many takers in France.
 

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