Nina Ricci and her son Robert Ricci established their atelier in Paris in 1932. At first Nina Ricci designed not to suite the taste buds of high society but rather the taste buds of the bourgeoisie. Regardless, the Ricci brand got noticed and grew throughout the 30’s and 40’s. In the 50’s her son created the Nina Ricci perfume which today remains one of the best-selling perfumes – L’Air du Temps. The 50’s also saw the house of Ricci become a leading luxury brand with the introduction of Jean-Francois Crahay as the creative director. By the 60’s the Nina Ricci brand was established as preeminent house of fashion with its signature romantic pieces made from exquisite fabrics and beautiful colors. The Ricci brand included ready-to-wear, leather goods, and fashion accessories – scarves, glasses and jewelry. Nina Ricci’s name was used on the costume and precious jewelry designs made into necklaces, bracelets, pendants, brooches, earing and rings. In the 80’s D’Orlan Jewelers Ltd formed a partnership with the Ricci brand and together they developed a high standard platting process that was highly regarded and included 22 karat triple-plated finish over pewter base metal which ensured a consistency of color. This process has been incorporated into the Nina jewelry line. The workmanship and details on the jewelry being produced was of a very high quality. All D’Orlan stones are machine cut from the Swarovski Austrian lead crystals and precious stones that are multi-faceted and set by hand. The designer mark is Nina Ricci/Paris. The Nina Ricci company is still in business and is still producing jewelry .