Founded by Emanuel Ciner in 1892 in New York City, Ciner Fashion Jewellery began as a maker of fine jewellery. In the 1930s the company began creating fashionable, high-end costume jewellery, gaining renown for its extraordinary craftsmanship, and vintage Ciner pieces remain highly sought after today by collectors. Emanuel Ciners granddaughter, Pat Ciner Hill, and her daughter, Jean, now head the family firm that has been designing important costume jewellery for more than 121 years.
Produced by Ciner exclusively for the Metropolitan Museum, our striking earrings are based on a dazzling Ciner jewellery set in The Costume Institute. The originals (197677) are made of luminous black and topaz- coloured enamel on gold. Each piece begins with a hand-coloured sketch, which is then sculpted by a model maker, in the tradition of platinum jewellery. Ciner uses only the finest materials, and rich jewel-toned enamels are applied entirely by hand. 18K gold overlay, hand enamelled, with glass crystals. 3/4”L. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.
18K gold overlay, hand enamelled, with glass crystals 3/4”L Pierced, with gold-filled posts