ec2a.gif (6891 bytes)
vcj_2.gif (5975 bytes)

oz2.gif (20794 bytes)

Cini  ~ 

Gugliemo Cini founded his company in 1922 and production continued until 1970.  Cini jewelry was primarily sterling pieces reflecting classical and renaissance influences, and it is considered some of the finest among American made sterling jewelry.   Additional Cini pieces can be found on the Cowardly Lion's Royal Jewels page.  Visit the Cini article in the Reference section for more information.

Just click on the image to see the larger view.

Cini Hibiscus Bracelet

An earlier piece, this vivacious hibiscus design is as desired by collectors as it is beautiful.  Solid, weighty construction with a wide hook clasp commonly found on 1940s sterling pieces.  Marked:  Cini
Reference: Schiffer, Silver Jewelery Treasures, p. 84
7 by 1 1/8"

SX164

$295


Cini Sterling Picture Frame Brooch

This unusual and realistically ornate brooch will actually hold a photo or picture.  The kick-stand on the back folds out so it can sit on a flat surface to display your photo.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
1 by 1"

SI014

$120


Cini Aqua Leaflet Wreath Brooch

This circular brooch has large oval aqua rhinestones nestled in layers of leaves.  Perhaps this is a laurel wreath denoting victory or praise.  Jewelry with stones was produced from 1941-1963 by this quality sterling jewelry maker.  Marked: Cini Sterling
Reference: Schiffer, Silver Jewelery Treasures, p. 86
2" diam.

SX214

$175


Dogwood Blossom Bracelet, Brooch & Earrings

It's often difficult to find matching vintage pieces, so what a delight to have this bracelet, huge brooch and clip earring set.  All feature lovely and realistic dogwood flowers.  Excellent condition.   Marked: Sterling by Cini
Bracelet: 7 by 1"; Brooch: 3 by 2"; Earrings: 1 by 7/8"

SI016

$545


Cini Baroque Domed Brooch

Modest in size yet substantial in weight, this intricate brooch has a baroque feel and a deeply domed center.  This rare, older piece is cast silver with a safety clasp that opens straight up (rather than to the side), ca. 1930s. Marked: Cini Sterling
2 1/8 by 1"

SX228

$120


Swirling Floral Round Brooch

Swirling leaves, delicate berries and a central blossom combine into a flowing circular sterling brooch.  An earlier piece in excellent condition.   Marked:  Guglielmo Cini Sterling
1" diam.

SI018

$110


Ribbon Bow Brooch

This sterling silver brooch depicts a graceful and casual bow with all the dimension and classic elegance of a real ribbon bow.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
2 5/8 by 1

SI017

$160


Ornate Shell Earrings

Like all the Cini Neo-classical designs, these shell clip earrings are timeless and beautifully made. See SX201 for complementing key brooch (Royal Jewels page).  Marked: G. Cini Sterling
7/8 by "

SI013

$75


Sterling Feather Brooch

Simple and elegant, this slender feather brooch has lovely detail.  Excellent condition; ca. 1963.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
3 by 1"

SI015

$130


Cini Cherubs & Urn Brooch

This divine brooch is a shining example of the earlier intricate designs and solidly made sterling that makes Cini so collectible.  Two cupids sit among acanthus leaves and swirls on either side of an urn.  Marked: Guglielmo Cini Sterling [w/ shield]
Reference: Schiffer, Silver Jewelery Treasures, p. 90
2 by 2"

SX219

$195


Cini Trillium Brooch & Earrings

Bold in size, this set depicts lovely woodland trillium flowers using texture to great advantage.  The brooch has a pendant hook to wear on a chain or to dramatically sweep a string of beads or pearls to one side.  Earrings are clip style.  Marked: Cini Sterling
Brooch: 2 7/8 by 2 5/8", Earrings: 1 by 1"

SX216

$156


Cini Sterling Apples Brooch

This weighty and beautifully made sterling brooch depicts two plump apples, ripe for the picking.  The curve of the stem and leaves is graceful yet realistic.  A rare find!  Marked: Sterling by Cini
2 by 1"

SX210

$225


Cini Mythical Beasts Brooch

Fanciful but friendly beasts face each other on this ornate sterling brooch.  With pheasant-like heads, wings and dragon tails, they've been identified as basilisks or cockatrices.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
2 by 1"

SX220

$175


Cini Baroque Aqua Wreath Brooch & Earrings

This lovely brooch and clip earring set has an ornate or baroque design with a regal flair.  The large unfoiled aqua rhinestones are gorgeous with the softly aged sterling.  Pieces with rhinestones were produced from 1941-1963.   Marked: Cini Sterling
Reference: Schiffer, Silver Jewelery Treasures, p. 86
Brooch: 1 7/8" diam.; Earrings: 1 by 5/8"

SX211

$240


Cini Grapes Brooch

Chardonnay or Cabernet?  Either way, these grapes look delicious in sterling silver.  Beautiful construction and a lovely realism to the underlying grape leaf.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
2 3/8 by 2 1/8""

SX179

$98


Cini Circular Floral Brooch

Substantial in weight and impact, this circular brooch has an intricate design of leaves, flowers and berries peaking with a central button.  Marked: Guglielmo Cini [w/ shield] Sterling
Reference: Schiffer, Silver Jewelery Treasures, p. 84 [similar pieces]
2 3/8" diam.

SX217

$150


Aries Zodiac Brooch

Aries, the ram, is known for independence and confidence.  This is well depicted with this bold design with the ram facing life head-on.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Mar 21 - Apr 19
2 by 2"

SI001

$125


Taurus Zodiac Brooch

Taurus, the bull, is said to show perseverance and dependability.  This fellow sure looks like he's traveling with determination and has a friendly expression.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Apr 20 - May 20
2 by 2"

SI002

$125


Gemini Zodiac Brooch & Earrings

This ornate design of Gemini, the twins, incorporates cornucopias filled with fruit as the cherub twins play flutes for your amusement.  The details are lovely in this brooch and clip earring set.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  May 21 - Jun 20
Brooch: 2 by 2"; Earrings: 1 by 7/8"

SI003

$200


Cancer Zodiac Brooch

Cancer, the crab, may look a bit hard on the outside, but has a kind, soft heart within.  This is a very realistic representation of this sign.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Jun 21 - Jul 22
2 by 2"

SI004

$125


Leo Zodiac Brooch & Earrings

Leo, the lion, looks very regal in this brooch and clip earring set.  One can sense the leadership and vitality in these figurals.  The rarely seen earrings have great detail.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Jul 23 - Aug 22
Brooch: 2 by 2"; Earrings: 5/8 by 5/8"

SI005

$200


Virgo Zodiac Brooch

Virgo, the maiden, is shown as a cherub gathering flowers and feathers, symbolic of gathering information for analysis and for service.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Aug 23 - Sep 22
2 by 1"

SI006

$125


Libra Zodiac Brooch

Harmonious and balanced, the design for Libra is an elegant set of scales with scrolls and ribbon flourishes.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Sep 23 - Oct 22
2 by 2"

SI007

$125


Scorpio Zodiac Brooch

This Scorpio figural looks realistic and a bit fearsome, but it represents a sign that is passionate, energetic and loyal. Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Oct 23 - Nov 21
2 by 2"

SI008

$125


Sagittarius Zodiac Brooch

Sagittarius, the archer, is shown here as a charming cherub taking aim in the woods, displaying the optimism and independence of this sign.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Nov 22 - Dec 21
2 by 2"

SI009

$125


Capricorn Zodiac Brooch

Capricorn, the goat, is known for being steady and motivated.  This brooch is gold plated, a rarity for the pieces in the zodiac series.   Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Dec 22 - Jan 19
2 by 2"

SI010

$125


Aquarius Zodiac Brooch

This sweet and ornate Aquarius brooch has a classic design with the cherub pouring water from an urn.  Friendliness and a desire to do something meaningful goes with the sign and design.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Jan 20 - Feb 18
2 by 2"

SI011

$125


Pisces Zodiac Brooch

Compassionate Pisces is depicted as a swirling pair of fish that seem to be creating a water ballet with each other and the streamers displaying the sign.  Marked: Sterling by Cini
Sign dates:  Feb 19 - Mar 20
2 1/8 by 2"

SI012

$125

Order

Back to Signed categories

 

Questions? 

Please email me:    

 

Just click your heels together to go Home!

 

Or,   follow the yellow brick road ...

            

This website was designed and created by Elizabeth M. Rowlands, proprietor of Emerald City Vintage Costume Jewelry

      Copyright 1998-2014  Elizabeth M. Rowlands    All rights reserved.