A bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates is for amateurs.
When it comes to gifts this Valentine's Day, strike the right balance between something thoughtful and something special with Chopard's newest Happy Hearts collection — a covetable offering of fine 18ct gold bangle bracelets as well as a pendant necklace set with white diamonds.
Associated with the maison's Happy Diamonds collection (characterised by its famous free whirling diamond designs), the Happy Hearts collection has traditionally featured fine slender white or rose-gold chains dotted with open hearts and dainty hearts enclosing mobile diamonds.
However, for 2016, Caroline Scheufele (co-president and artistic director of Chopard) has taken a new approach: The heart motif (a symbol of love that has come to epitomise the luxury Swiss watch and jewellery house) has been recast with vibrant colours in the form of turquoise, onyx, red coral, lapiz lazuli, and mother-of-pearl. The Happy Hearts line now features a new bangle bracelet with two hearts — one in colour and the other enclosing a moving diamond — facing each other in an elegant pas de deux; dancing cheek-to-cheek.
The supple nature of these jewellery creations, combined with the moving diamonds and the random nature of the motifs, compose a jewellery line imbued with distinctive chic and exquisite femininity.
Can't choose between the different designs? Consider the bangle bracelet adorned with a red coral heart. For Valentine's Day, Caroline Scheufele has dedicated this exquisite feminine piece to the Happy Hearts Fund established by supermodel Petra Němcová to help build schools in natural disaster-prone areas; a humanitarian association that Chopard has been supporting since 2013.
Beauty with heart? The very definition of the perfect Valentine.