“It is wrong to wear diamonds before luncheon, except on one’s marriage rings. Before, after, and during breakfast, luncheon and dinner, it is vulgar to wear a mixture of colored precious stones. It is always a comfort to know that so many things one can’t afford to do anyway are vulgar.”
In the area of archaic manners, this is a knee slapper. A nice little giggle to start your work week off on a happy note.
In all seriousness, I love this kind of stuff. The Manners Geek might be a good sub-title to this illustrious blog, don’t cha think? So Downton Abbey. Can’t you imagine Carson’s eye brows disappearing into his hairline as Lady Sybil flaunts rubies AND emeralds at the breakfast table?