Started in 1892, by Emanuel Ciner in Lower Manhattan until the 1958 when his legacy would be passed down to his son’s Irwin and Charles Ciner. Emanuel patented the improved earing in 1890. His son would improve the company’s rubber molding, casting, and enameling techniques.
They thrived until the fated black Tuesday when the fine jewelry market plummeted. This is where Ciner made a switch that would keep their legacy alive until this day. The became the first and only American Fine Jewelers to switch to high-quality costume jewelry.
In 1946 Ciner began to advertise in the big fashion magazines like Vogue and glamour.