With the advent of Dior's revolutionary New Look in
1947, this offered a welcome return to luxury and feminism after the
gloomy austere period of the Second World War. Costume jewellery trends
and designs were opulent, very well made, feminine and very very showy
with big bold "conversation statement pieces". Large, vibrant and
colourful diamante necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings were of the
trend, the more opulent the better!