The American company Avon was founded in 1886 as the California Perfume Company. In the late 1920s it introduced the Avon line of jewelry and subsequently changed its name to Avon Products Inc. Avon was a door-to-door company that made a fortune with a direct personal sales pitch to the lady of the house. Avon has been very successful at introducing reasonably priced, good-quality jewelry to American homemakers through their catalogs.

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