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Chopard Happy Diamonds: freely moving diamonds

Happy Diamonds is one of the most iconic collections from the Swiss Maison: born in 1976, it was the brainchild of Ronald Kurowski who designed for Chopard at the time. He was struck by the wild beauty of the Black Forest, and the way in which the sun bounced off the waterfalls.

Happy Diamonds

The magical sparkle of reflected light and the infinite rainbow shades of droplets of water are perfectly encapsulated in the diamonds of this Chopard collection, where they acquire a new freedom of movement between two sapphire crystals.

Thus the first Happy Diamonds watch was born, whose joyful and elegant mantra came to be symbolic of Maison Chopard: ‘These diamonds are happier for being liberated from the constraints of any setting’.

Lightness, metamorphosis and independence are the characteristics which have accompanied the Chopard Happy Diamonds line from the days of its earliest creation. The collection’s current creative direction is led by Caroline Scheufele, who, inspired by circus art, launched the Happy Diamonds jewellery line in 1985.

From the delightful clown who carried dancing diamonds and other precious stones in his belly via elephants and ladybirds to the heart so beloved of this Maison: the aesthetic concept of freely moving diamonds has endured through time, manifesting itself in a variety of emblematic collections. From Happy Sport, the first watch to combine diamonds with steel (1993), to Happy Fish (2002), Happy Spirit (2003) and Very Chopard (2010), right up to the most recent exemplar presented at Baselworld – a highly feminine jewellery watch which pays homage to the original by reinterpreting it in a modern key, available in an ultra-limited edition run of 150 watches.