A question on the minds of product planners, retailers and marketers everywhere, especially in the luxury sector is simmering: ‘Is Bling bouncing back?’ The answer appears to be yes…with a few new caveats. And where are we to find the validation of the answer? Qualitative research? Quantitative data mining and focus groups across a myriad of scientific disciplines? Well, not exactly, instead, as a start, one might find the answer supported by the very oracle of pop culture consumerism: Miss Britney Spears.