Vintage Women's Army Corps Uniform Button Necklace
More than 150,000 American women served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II in non-combat positions. A hand-cut eagle later dubbed "buzzard" was the design chosen by WAAC Headquarters for the uniform buttons and cap insignia. Due to metal shortages, olive drab, plastic buttons were produced for the WAC uniforms instead of the traditional metal buttons used by other military branches.
The vintage WAC button featured in this limited edition necklace is from 1943-1944. It is set in sterling silver filigree setting and strung on a .925 Sterling Silver 18-inch cable chain. This piece was hand-crafted by a military spouse at Hope Design Ltd., reinventing military heraldry in a modern, fashionable way. It gives the wearer a chance to wear a piece of military history.