In 1936, Boucher designed his first line of costume jewelry and in 1939,
sold a collection of his designs to the New York City store Saks Fifth Avenue. From 1941 to 1945 he
lived and worked in Mexico City.
In 1949, Sandra Semensohn joined the Boucher Company as Boucher's assistant
replacing Halberstadt who had decided to leave the partnership. Boucher designed the Marboux line in the
early 1960s, which was less expensive and of lesser quality.
In October 1964, Sandra and Marcel were married. Six weeks later, Marcel
Boucher died. Boucher left his business to his wife Sandra. She continued to run Boucher and Cie, but
Sandra was a designer, not a businesswoman. She eventually sold the business to Davorn Industries in 1970.
Sandra designed watches for Davorn for the next 5 years and continued to mark them "Marcel Boucher" even
after the sale of Boucher and Cie. In 1979, the company was sold to D'Orlan Industries of Toronto, Canada.
The workmanship and details on the jewelry now being produced from the Boucher molds by D'Orlan is of high
quality but does not measure up to the older pieces produced by Marcel Boucher. The jewelry pieces have a
design inventory number and are now signed "D'Orlan." D'Orlan legitimately reproduces many of Boucher's
jewels. Their jewels are marked D'Orlan with Boucher's design inventory number because they use Boucher's
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