Lisner Jewelry History

lisnerearringsI scored some Lisner earrings while out sourcing this week and was doing some research on them. Thought I’d share. Vintage Lisner pieces are becoming more collectible as the inexpensively made shapes and bright colors of the plastic leaves and other baubles are becoming more appreciated.

lisnerjellyLisner produced the bulk of their costume jewelry items in the 50’s and 60’s creating many intriguing resin and lucite parures. Many of the designs were inspired by nature and consisted of leaves, berries and flowers. These gorgeous resin pieces are often referred to as Jellies. These lovely sets are sought after by collectors with some full sets commanding several hundred dollars in today’s collector’s market. They also created many quality designs which included quality rhinestones and lucite cabochons.

Lisner (1904 – 1979) was a costume jewelry manufacturer and distributor. They operated under the name D. Lisner and Company in New York City until 1978 when they merged with Richelieu to become Lisner-Richelieu Corporation. In 1979 the corporation ceased production. During the 1930’s Lisner was the authorized US agent for Elsa Schiaparelli. Lisner was also a wholesaler of jewelry and novelties.

Sources:
Collectors Weekly

Penelopes Pearls

CollectingCJ

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