Marcel Boucher was a renowned American costume jewelry designer from 1931-1966. He was best known for his creative designs in quality metalwork jewelry. Born in France, he acquired his jewelry skills working in the Cartier company. After emigrating to the U.S., he designed jewelry for the Mazer company in New York in the 1930's. He began his own company Marcel Boucher and Cie Co. NY in 1937. Boucher chose only the finest in rhinestones, faux pearls and other materials to create designs previously unseen in the marketplace. Highly prized by collectors are his collections of animal and bird figurines.
After his death in 1966, his wife took command of the company in Toronto, Canada. She continued as the head of the company until 1979 when D'Orlan bought the company. The D'Orlan company still produces designs by Boucher from his original molds. They are known for their quality jewelry but are sadly missing the imaginative creations of Marcel Boucher himself. Marcel Boucher pieces are almost all signed with one of the following signatures, with approximate dates. From 1938 to 1960s -'Marboux' with copyright symbol", from 1940s - 'MB' with helmet icon, and from 1950s -'Boucher' with copyright symbol and with most pieces also containing a id number somewhere on the piece.