Founded by David Lisner in 1904, the company started as a wholesaler and was well known as the importer of Schiaparelli jewelry.  The company produced their own jewelry in Providence, RI starting in the early 1930s and employed the newest materials such as Dupont's new colored acrylic plastic called Lucite, as well as clear and colored rhinestones (particularly aurora borealis) and lava stones, as well as chromed, silver-plated, and black japanned metal.  Lisner is has become very collectible as more vintage jewelry lovers appreciate the wonderful shapes and colors.