Our Tchotchkes

by Richard Brookhiser

Diamond solitaire necklaces indeed! Typical of Conde Nast arrivistes. The fashion at NR should be to emulate the last independent Sikh ruler of the Punjab, who, according to the Oxford History of India, dressed simply and with dignity, with the Koh-I-Noor diamond strapped around his right arm.

The Corner

The one and only.