Christian Dior’s costume jewelry and accessories were selected to complement his fashions. Their production was limited. Dior was the first designer to use Aurora Borealis rhinestones. Dior gave painstaking attention to detail in his jewelry, making it clear that these accessories were not a mere afterthought, they were a major, essential aspect of his collections, to be taken as seriously as the lavish clothes he designed. Dior’s affinity with the French countryside was evident in his jewelry collections, which featured many pieces inspired by wild roses and lily of the valley flowers. Figural designs of animals were also a recurring theme.