Maurice Bradden founded his company D’Orlan Jewellers Ltd. in 1957 in Toronto, Canada. Previously, he studied at the French magician Marcel Boucher. Marcel Boucher founded Marcel Boucher & Cie Company, in New York in 1937. Maurice Bradden moved to Toronto and started his own company, producing jewelry and costume jewelry ornaments exclusively for the company Boucher. Marcel Boucher died in 1966, and his wife, Sandra, also a designer, took over management of the company, which was then in East Toronto. D’orlan Company – the successor of the company Boucher. In 1979, Boucher became the property of D’Orlan Industries of Toronto Canadian company. Jewellery marking has been changed to “D’Orlan”. By the early 1970s D’Orlan successfully sold its jewelry in North America, Europe and Japan.
All the decorations of this company are famous for high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. D’Orlan jewelers used unique design elements, high-quality imitation of gemstones, exclusively Austrian crystals and rhinestones, the Japanese glass and artificial pearls, as well as various kinds of enamels.
The company has released a number of products-replicating Marcel Boucher designs, under its own brand. Also, in 1984, the company entered into a partnership with Nina Ricci. Noteworthy, D Orlan ceased to exist in March 2006.