Ciner Jewelry Marks

Ciner Manufacturing Company is known for using high-quality glass beads and stones, rich enameling, and heavy metal settings with rich gold- and silver-tone plating giving the jewelry a substantial feel and longevity in wear. Pieces by this manufacturer -- many of which imitate fine jewelry -- have been owned and worn by numerous celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor and Queen Sophia of Spain, according to a 1992 New York Times article on the company. Some of the designs produced by Ciner in...MORE the 1950s and 1960s are still available for wholesale order today along with new, quite innovative designs.

It is difficult to date Ciner jewelry using marks because some of the signatures have been reused again and again from decade to decade. In addition to the mark, it is wise to look at the overall construction, style, and materials used to manufacture the jewelry comparing pieces known to be vintage with those newly distributed.

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    CINER Sterling Mark

    Ciner Sterling Silver Mark
    Photo by Jay B. Siegel

    Ciner stamped into metal work along with a sterling silver mark usually indicates that a piece was made in the 1930s. The company made their first costume jewelry in sterling silver, and occasionally thereafter. Pieces with unmistakable Art Deco styling are definitely 1930s vintage.

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    CINER in Block San Serif Letters

    Ciner Jewelry Mark
    Photo by Jay B. Siegel

    This mark was used prior to 1955 on costume jewelry of high quality featuring glass beads (usually on the clasp) and other rhinestone jewelry. The mark shown is incised into the metal. May have been used later, but usually with a copyright symbol after 1955.

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    CINER with Copyright Symbol

    Ciner Jewelry Mark with Copyright Symbol
    Photo by Jay B. Siegel

    When jewelry is marked with a copyright symbol, you can safely conclude that those pieces were made after 1955. The mark shown was molded into the casting of a brooch from the 1960s. This mark has also been found on earrings produced in the 1990s and 2000s.

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    CINER in Block Serif Letters

    Ciner Block Letter Mark
    Photo by Jay B. Siegel

    This block letter mark was molded into the casting of a bracelet dating to the 1980s. However, it has also used on pieces made since then as well including brooches dating to the 1990s. It is important to look at the overall styling and materials used in the composition when dating pieces with this mark.

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    CINER with Copyright Symbol

    Ciner Jewelry Mark with Copyright Symbol
    Photo by Jay B. Siegel

    This logo was used in vintage advertising dating to the 1940s. That doesn't mean jewelry with this mark is that old; this signature has been widely used to mark Ciner jewelry produced in the 1990s and 2000s.

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    CINER with Registered Trademark Symbol

    Ciner R Mark
    Photo by Jay B. Siegel

    Mark found on clip earrings dating to the 1980s but definitely used in the 1990s and beyond as well.