Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection made its debut in 1976 and has been the source of fascinating expression through the years, shaping an authentic legend in the process. Displaying a joyful and light-hearted charm through jewellery and timepieces with unique and bold characters, Happy Diamonds have become a timeless and distinctive Chopard lifestyle choice.
It all started when Ronald Kurowski, a designer at Chopard, became fascinated by sunbeams playing across a waterfall glimpsed during a walk in the forest. Inspired by this, he created a design by reproducing the magic of water droplets reflecting the daylight, sparkling with all the colours of the rainbow.
His idea was to leave the diamonds free to whirl between two sapphire crystals, allowing them to exude radiance and beauty—each stone is housed in a gold capsule with a bevelled base, enabling the diamonds to move in any direction. The iconic piece went on to win the prestigious Golden Rose of Baden-Baden in 1976.
Initially only gracing the world of watchmaking, the artistic director of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, then produced a one-off model of Happy Diamonds jewellery for her own personal collection. This led to the launch of the Happy Diamonds jewellery line and marked the start of jewellery-making at Chopard in 1985. The first collection was a clown design, which was followed by an elephant, a ladybird, a teddy bear and a heart collection.
This year, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of Happy Diamonds, Chopard is presenting new moving elements and other innovations. The gems are larger than before, featuring a variety of sizes and introducing the new romantic collection, Happy Dreams.