- Avon has made jewelry from 1971 to the present. The company designed and made jewelry for Trifari in 1986, and Kenneth J. Lane has been a designer for them since that same year. Other names associated with Avon include Seymour M. Kent (1976-1980) Louis Feraud 1984, Celia Sebiri 1987, Jose and Maria Barrera 1989-1996, Shaill Jhevari 1993-1994, Elizabeth Taylor 1993-1997, Coreen Simpson 1994-1998, Billy D. Williams, Nina Ricci, Luke Razza, Felicia, Marley Simon, Nicky Butler, R.J. Graziano, Susan Lucci, Karen and Eric Erickson, Adrienne and Technibond. (It was long believed that the two-letter marks on many Avon pieces related to the designer of the piece, but it turns out that these were only an internal manufacturer's code.) The company began its life in 1886 as California Perfume, and became Avon Products in 1939. Both in the past and in the present, Avon products have been sold person-to-person, through Avon representatives.