Founded in 1947, Christian Dior quickly became among the most highly regarded fashion houses in the world. By 1958 when this forever chic set was created, it had fully established itself as a couture empire. This stunning set, combining the silky lustre of faux pearls and the brilliant sparkle of faceted blue, lilac, and iridescent crystals, represents a special moment in the fashion house's history. Following the death of Christian Dior in 1957, a young Yves Saint Laurent, handpicked by Dior himself, became the house's creative director! He retained the classic sophisticated style of the designs while adding chic modernity and softness to the elegant silhouettes. After making waves with his forward looks, Laurent's short tenure at Dior ended in 1960 when he was conscripted by the French army. This stunning set is a relic of a moment like no other– its design is both of the time, and timeless. The brooch measures about 5 inches long and 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide while the clip-on style earrings measure about 1 inch wide.