Lisner refined jewellery
David Lisner was born in Germany in 1846. When he was 18 years old, his family emigrated to New York. David’s brothers, cousins and other family members founded the company D.Lisner Co. All products, including jewelry were imported from Europe, and the name of jewelry brand Lisner was first used in 1935. Because of World War II stopped the cooperation with Europe, and many companies closed their offices in Europe, including Lisner. Mass production of Lisner jewelry was launched in 50-60s. The quality was from very good to above average. And in the 70s Lisner bought the company Richelieu and, accordingly, changed its name to Lisner-Richelieu. And in 1985 the company ceased to exist. Jewelry by Lisner is currently very appreciated by collectors. Lisner jewellery is dominated by abstract geometric shapes, including the leaves, fruit and flowers.
Until about the mid-30s of the last century the Lisner family imported high-quality jewelery from Europe, being a major distributor in the sale of Elsa Schiaparelli American jewelry, and the company was selling jewelry from the brand Lanvin Violet. During the Second World War, many American companies have faced the problem of inability to import jewelry from Europe, which has pushed them to the discovery of their own production facilities in America. And Lisner also opens the production in Providence, with part of the decorations for the company made by other manufacturers.
But Lisner produced not only jewelry, but also in the 1930s, was released perfume line Prince Matchabelli. The company began producing its own line of jewelry mainly in 1950 – 60s, using chrome and gilded frames, links and fasteners, as well as rock crystal. In 1970s the company merged with another manufacturer of costume jewelry RISHELIEU PEARL COMPANY under the name “LISNER – RISHELIEU”. To put the stamp on their jewelry the company LISNER began after 1935 in block letters, since 1938 has become a brand LISNER performed in capital letters, in 1959 – “L” became the title. In 1985, the production of jewelry was suspended. Currently LISNER trademark is owned by Jones Apparel Group (along with Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbild, Givenchy).