Just look at this mighty pair of coat buttons from the 1930's. Cavernous gouges were made in the Bakelite to form sunken voids that resemble meteor craters. Adding to the effect, carved lines give the appearance of a violent crash as if this matching set survived a cataclysmic explosion. I love the spacey drama of these battered rocks. The color is not black, but the darkest of browns: nicknamed espresso by Bakelite fanatics. Get out of these buttons way. They look ready to summon the Gods.