Marcel Boucher was born in France and trained as an apprentice to Cartier. He emigrated to the United States in the early 1920s and during the early 1930s he designed jewellery for the Mazer Brothers in New York. In 1937, he established the Marcel Boucher and Cie Company and ran it until his death in 1965, when his wife, Sandra Boucher, also a jewellery designer, took over.
Boucher produced the most exquisite costume jewellery, unsurpassed, until it became a subsidiary of Dovorn Industries, a watch manufacturing company, in 1972. Boucher’s costume jewellery can often be mistaken for the “real thing”. His gemstones resemble real stones and most of his designs reflect the classical traditions with a high level of creativity. His jewellery is high end and becoming extremely collectable.