Saphir Medaille d' Or is widely considered by shoe aficionados to be the best collection of shoecare products in the world. It is recommended and used by some of the most prestigious luxury brands worldwide. An exclusive premium line by French-manufacturer AVEL, Medaille d'Or is appropriate for those looking to take the best possible care of fine shoes and leather accessories. The line traces its origins back to the 1925 Paris International Fair, where the line won a gold metal. Its hallmark is an absolute commitment to using only the highest-quality ingredients available in the concentrated, time-honored formulations in its products. Most importantly, the  Saphir cream polishes and Saphir wax polishes do not contain any of the harmful silicones or petrol products commonly found in ordinary shoe polishes.