This purchase is for a pair of Elegant Lisner© marked earrings with Carnival Style and Light Blue Rhinestones. These earrings catch the light much better than my photos are showing. The item in the photos is the actual item being purchased. I am not a jeweler nor expert on Costume Jewelry or Lisner©. I have done extensive online research to include expert opinions, eBay, Etsy, Collectible Sites, Costume Jewelry Sites...etc. I have done my best to describe the item accurately but after you view the photos, I highly recommend contacting me with any questions prior to purchasing.
The following information on Lisner© has been borrowed from a great resource for researching Costume Jewelry Markings ( http://www.jacksonjewels.com/Reference/Jewelry_Companies_J-L.htm ).
> The D. Lisner & Company was founded in New York City in the early 1900's. The Lisner Company manufactured a broad range of jewelry from high quality, in the 1950's, using more expensive and superior aurora borealis stones and rhinestone, to medium priced and the lower priced range similar to Coro jewelry. Mark: "LISNER" in block was the mark first used in 1935, "Lisner" in script first used in 1938, and "Lisner in script letters with a long L in a circle" used in and after 1959. The marks alone do not date jewelry pieces of Lisner's 55 plus years of production due to the fact that molds, findings and stamping dies were kept and used again at later dates. The Lisner jewelry designs contained colored rhinestones including aurora borealis, molded plastic and Lucite stones, some showing Art Deco influence. The Lisner Company ceased operations in late 1985.
> Estimated age is 1950 - 1959 because of his use of superior Light Blue Rhinestones.
> This earring set is gorgeous and could be used in both elegant settings as well as casual.
> NO MISSING STONES- Each Earring appears to be a leaf design mixed in with the rhinestones and is approximately 1” x 7/16" and contains 6 small carnival style rhinestones and 1 medium sized light blue rhinestone. I'm not sure what the base metal is but most JOMAZ earrings are being listed and sold as Rhodium Plated.
> Hallmarked as LISNER© on the back of clip.
> Earrings are Clip where clip is very firm as expected.
> Condition- These are gorgeous with very little wear indicating they have been well taken care of for an item dating back 60+ years.
> Earrings have not been cleaned with a cleaner. I used a little warm water and a very soft bristle tooth brush to loosen any accumulated dust and dirt over the years.
> Weight of each earring is 7.09 grams (.25 ounces) for a total weight of 14.18 grams (.5 ounces)... These are not heavy earrings and will feel just as comfortable at the end of an evening as they are when you first put them on.
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