February 7, 2022—I have seen the memes and heard the haters on Netflix’s Emily in Paris. You know what they were wrong! Emily, portrayed delightfully by Lily Collins, along with her French friends and lovers are a joy.
I am not alone in this sunny take on the series. Style icons, Mickey Boardman and Lynn Yaeger, shared their enthusiasm for Emily on their must-see Mickey & Lynn Show, broadcast on Instagram Stories every Friday at 6pm ET. Fitness guru Tracy Anderson admitted to “power watching” all of Emily in Paris because she loved it so much. On Saturday Night Live, football legend Peyton Manning hilariously confessed his affection for Emily on Weekend Update. It went viral.
Others opening up about their fandom for Emily inspired me to do the same. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it seemed like the perfect moment to look back at the heart jewels in Season 2, Episode 5, “An Englishman in Paris.” The motif signaled all the love connections sparking among several characters. Any of them would be a great Valentine’s, Galentine’s or love yourself-self-purchase.
For the central scene in the episode on a boat ride down the Seine, Emily wears a heart-print dress by Anouki and a Fred diamond and rubellite Pretty Woman Audacious Necklace. The jewel is a tribute to the company’s ruby and diamond heart necklace famously worn by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
Happy Diamonds initially launched in 1976 on Chopard watches. A designer for the Swiss company, named Ronald Kurowski, got the idea for diamonds floating in a watch crystal when he saw sunbeams dancing across a waterfall during a walk in the Black Forest.
Each stone is set in a gold capsule with a bevelled base, enabling the diamonds to move in any direction, spinning as they go. “These diamonds are happiest when they are free” exclaimed Chopard’s Karin Scheufele when she saw the first completed Happy Diamonds watch, effectively naming the collection.
When Chopard began making jewelry in 1985, under the direction of Caroline Scheufele, Happy Diamonds was the first collection. It has become an icon of the label and new designs are added to it regularly.
The joyful jewels are easy to wear everyday pieces that will put as much of a smile on your face as Emily in Paris!