Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Ciner Manufacturing Company


The Ciner Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1892 by Emanuel Ciner.   The company was initially known for the manufacture of fine jewelry.   Coveted by purveyors of fine quality gems the jewelry didn't go without notice, even to thieves.  According to the Chicago Times, in 1918, the Ciner Manufacturing  Company of New York was robbed of $9,000 in gems which were thankfully recovered due to the arrest of a female accomplice. 
In 1931 the company began manufacturing high end costume jewelry following  the tradition of its previous product lines.   
During the war, with many costume jewelry manufacturing businesses facing difficult times due to limited resources, Irving Ciner joined the forces of 50 manufacturing companies to form the New York Silver Manufacturers Association.  The mission of the New York Silver Manufacturers Association was to procure sterling silver for its members during wartime restrictions.    The group fought to change policy and awareness to ensure the stability of the local jewelry industry.
In 1946,  the Ciner Manufacturing Company began its first efforts to advertise on a National level, giving the company exposure through popular fashion magazines such as Vogue. 
On February 8th, 1958 Emanuel Ciner died.  Incidentally exactly 2 years later to the day, James H. Napier of The Napier Co. died.  Each a figure head of a privately held jewelry concern, dating back to the late 19th century.
In 1978,  Pat Ciner Hill along with her husband, took over the family business and turned it into a multi-million dollar success.
In 2000 the company revisited some of the aspects of fine jewelry manufacturing and introduced a line made from semi-precious stones. 
Today the company remains in business and will celebrate is 118 year later this Fall.  Vintage Ciner costume jewelry is highly collectible and coveted by collectors and lovers of fine fashion jewelry. 
The Jewelry Stylist is proud to present this amazing Pink rhinestone flower brooch.


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