When Emanuel Ciner founded his namesake company in 1892, he produced fine jewelry made of precious gems and metals. Naturally, when the company transitioned in 1931 to costume jewelry, which was very fashionable at the time, it made only finest quality necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pins. All the work was still done by hand, by top-notch craftsmen.

This emphasis on quality is why costume-jewelry collectors prize vintage Ciner pieces today. Ciner jewelry is often plated in 18-carat gold and adorned with either Swarovski crystals or faux pearls from Japan, which are made of a glass coated multiple times with a special glaze to achieve the glow of cultured pearls. Pieces with these high-quality fake pearls are very collectible, as are Ciner's figural pieces shaped like animals and flowers. Other signature Ciner looks include jewelry with tiny turquoise seed pearls or chokers and bracelets featuring crystal squares in interlocking zigzag patterns.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Researching Costume Jewelry

Researching Costume Jewelry

Jewelry lovers, venture through this amazing database of vintage jewelry articles, catalogs, and brochures, as well… [read review or visit site]

Emerald City Vintage Costume Jewelry

Emerald City Vintage Costume Jewelry

It looks like we're not in Kansas anymore with Elizabeth Rowlands' site on vintage costume jewelry from the 1940s a… [read review or visit site]

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Jewelry collectors, feast your eyes on this internet gem! It's a goldmine of jewelry information featuring all styl… [read review or visit site]

All About Jewels Dictionary

All About Jewels Dictionary

This incredible reference dictionary on jewelry, from Enchantedlearning.com, is both beautiful and comprehensive. S… [read review or visit site]

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

With its vast galleries featuring clear images of jewelry and style, this site really covers it all! Divided up by … [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Most watched eBay auctions    

Ciner Jewels Of India Glass Cabochon & Rhinestone Vintage BraceletVintage Signed Ciner Faux Emerald Cabochon & Sparkling Rhinestone BraceletCiner Jewels Of India Glass Cabochon & Rhinestone Vintage Clip EarringsHuge Vintage Estate Costume Jewelry Lot Signed Ciner Monet Laguna Trifari 105+pcCiner Signed Exquisite Vintage Crystal Floral Spray Brooch!Signed Ciner Rhinestone Flower Pin Brooch, Turquoise, Sapphire Blue, Ruby RedCiner Vintage Green Peking Art Glass Necklace Hand Knotted On Silk Great Signed Stunning Vintage Signed Ciner Rhinestone Enamel Parrot Bird Figural Brooch PinSigned Ciner Vintage Necklace Gold Tone Rope Thick Link Chain Leaf Loop Long! 27 Vintage Creme Enameled & Cabachon Door Knocker Signed Clip Ciner EarringsVintage Ciner Couture Huge Wide Gold Egyptian Revival Snake Collar Necklace MintCiner Tricolored Glass Cabochon Gold Tone Clip EarringsPair Ciner Estate Enameled Green Blue Bangle Bracelet Jewelry SignedCiner Turtle Jadette Cabochon Brooch - VintageVintage Ciner Owl Brooch White With Gold Trim And Emerald EyesEstate Vintage Ciner Gold Tone Blue Green Enamel Door Knocker EarringsCiner Signed Gold Dome Vintage Bracelet Blue, Red Gemstones And Blue Cabochon Vintage Snake Clamper Bracelet Black Enamel, Goldtone & Rhinestones ? CinerSigned Costume Jewelry Clip Earrings Ciner Edwiin Pearl Ann Taylor S.a L.Vintage Ciner Runway Pave Rhinestone Silver Tone Door Knocker Earrings J7608Vintage Signed Ciner Gold-tone Metal Clip EarringsRunway Vintage Signed Ciner Cabachon Black Onyx Glass Gold Tone Wide Earrings