Thanks to Alicia for this prompt.
I wrote this little verse for my daughter-in-law who was finding some of the mothers at her daughter's school rather trying.
It is still considered rather pretentious to wear diamonds, other than a ring or a discreet brooch, during the day.
Advice for nouveau riche . . .
Never wear diamonds in daylight -
It’s frightfully common you know,
Never wear diamonds in daylight –
It’s far too obvious a show.
Keep your diamonds for evening –
That’s when they sparkle the best!
A diamond ring on your finger
Suffices for daytime dress.