A Saphiret paste (Rhinestones) on metal button. Presented by Antique & Vintage Collectable Buttons on FACEBOOK. #buttonlovers Saphiret is an early glass used in jewelry making and was made during the late 1800s to mid 1900s. It was made in various countries, including Czechoslovakia and Germany during the mid 19th century. The glass was made by adding real gold to sapphire colored molten glass.