How to care for moissanite

July 19, 2019

Fine jewellery, especially engagement and wedding rings are meant for everyday wear. Ranking at 9.25 on the MOHS scale of hardness, moissanite is one of the most durable gemstones used in jewellery. The gem is highly scratch resistant and handles rough exposure extremely well. Read on for our tips on how to care for moissanite jewellery. How to clean moissanite jewellery One of the best ways to clean your moissanite pieces at home is to use a mild soap, warm water and a cloth or toothbrush. Place your moissanite piece in the soapy solution for 1 minute, and gently brush around the stone w

What is: The Difference Between Solid Gold & Gold Plated?

July 17, 2019

Although the price of solid gold jewellery can vary significantly to plated, solid gold jewellery will last forever and hold its value over time. If you’re trying to determine whether to buy solid gold or gold plated piece, consider whether or not you’re looking for a precious piece that will last a lifetime, or a piece that will wear over time but is a little easier on your wallet. Solid Gold vs Gold Plated Solid gold in its purest form (24 karats) is too soft for everyday wear. As a result, it's alloyed with a base metal to give it strength and durability. Chupi casts in solid 14k

Moissanite Engagement Rings

July 15, 2019

Introducing our exclusive collection of Moissanite Engagement Rings. We are so excited to introduce moissanite to our range of diamonds and gemstones. Moissanite is the perfect gemstone for the person who is looking for something truly different. Moissanite is the most brilliantly sparkling gemstone. Each gemstone is grown in a lab with minimal environmental impact. Our moissanite stones are sourced from Charles & Colvard in New York bringing you a hand cut, socially responsible and eternally brilliant gemstone. Darling in the Wild Moissanite Engagement Ring Like a sparkle of sunli

How Moissanite is Formed

July 10, 2019

Moissanite is literally out of this world. Moissanite is the most brilliantly sparkling gemstone, grown in a lab with minimal environmental impact. Our moissanite gemstones are sourced from Charles & Colvard in New York. The perfect modern gemstone for your modern heirloom. Moissanite is a rare mineral, first discovered by Dr. Henri Moissan in a meteorite crater in Arizona in 1893. Moissan discovered the precious gem in a meteorite crater in Arizona while examining rock samples from the meteorite that fell from the sky. At first, Henri thought that he had discovered diamonds. He late

Everything you need to know about Moissanite

July 08, 2019

Introducing Moissanite, a stunning new gemstone which is quite literally out of this world. Moissanite is the perfect stone for who are looking for something truly different. Moissanite is the most brilliantly sparkling gemstone, grown in a lab with minimal environmental impact. We have sourced our moissanite gemstones from Charles & Colvard in New York bringing you a hand cut, socially responsible and eternally brilliant gemstone. The perfect modern gemstone for your modern heirloom. What is moissanite? Moissanite is a rare mineral, first discovered by Dr. Henri Moissan in a meteor

Promise Ring Necklace: Who is it for?

July 05, 2019

This is the perfect piece for those who are looking for an engagement ring to suit their lifestyle or who can't wear their precious ring everyday! We wanted to create a piece that meant you could still carry a memento of your engagement with you everyday whether you work in a hospital or spend a lot of time in the gym! What is the Promise Ring Necklace? This gorgeous dainty piece is comprised of a little classic diamond set in our signature Chupi hawthorn twig ring which hangs on a 14k solid gold chain. The piece is also available in 14k White Gold. As with all Chupi pieces, the necklace

The Chupi Engagement Series: Síomha & Conor

July 04, 2019

In the latest installment of The Chupi Engagement Series, we speak to Síomha and Conor who tell us the amazing story of their engagement in Botswana! "We met as awkward 15 year olds in the Wicklow town musical, Grease. We weren’t exactly Sandy and Dannys though, just two very amateur background dancers/singers. Twelve years later, we’ve been through a lot but here we are, still very happily together!" "I was born in Botswana, and 18 years after I had left, we were back for a holiday homecoming. This was already a special holiday – I hadn’t been back since and I couldn’t wait

The Chupi Promise Piece Exchange Program

July 02, 2019

Introducing The Chupi Promise Piece Exchange Program. A promise piece is a symbolic piece that you pop the question with, so that you and your partner can pick out the engagement ring together. Promise pieces are becoming increasingly popular as people want to choose their own engagement ring. Not to mention, you find the perfect engagement ring in the perfect size with the romance of a surprise proposal! If you come back to Chupi for your engagement ring, the price you paid for your Chupi promise piece will be deducted from the price of your chosen Chupi engagement ring, upon receipt

The Meaning Behind The July Birthstone: Ruby

July 01, 2019

Our birthstone for the month of July is one of the most beautiful stones in our collection, Ruby. The meaning behind the July birthstone The warm, red glow of the Ruby gemstone reflects the inextinguishable flame within the stone. Legends claimed that the precious stone would shine through the thickest of clothing and could not be hidden. The Ruby gemstone is associated with royalty, power and passion and is known to represent life and increase courage. The precious stone is believed to motivate the wearer to achieve goals, acquire leadership skills and amass wealth. Warriors in Burma would

Introducing The Promise Ring Necklace

June 28, 2019

Introducing the latest addition to our Promise Me collection, the Solid Gold Promise Ring Necklace. Inspired by the immortal words of AA Milne; “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”. Promise pieces have been given for years as a token of love and a promise of things to come. The perfect piece if you are planning a surprise proposal but want to choose your engagement ring together. The Promise Ring Necklace also means you don't have to worry about finding the right ring size. This precious piece is d

How To: Look After Your Jewellery in the Heat

June 26, 2019

Summer has finally arrived and while you are busy packing your straw bag for the beach, there is one thing you probably haven't thought about: how to look after your jewellery in the heat! Sun, sand and salt can take their toll on precious jewellery if they aren't looked after properly. Our jewellery is designed to be worn and loved. Keep your precious gems sparkling all summer long with these simple tips: Sun, Sand and Sea We recommend you avoid contact between jewellery and chlorine completely if possible. If your jewellery does come in contact with chlorine, rinse the piece with warm w

Chupi Team Weddings: Anna & Keith

June 24, 2019

It’s no surprise that we adore weddings here at Chupi HQ. From venues, to dresses and favourite moments on the day, we asked the Chupi Team to share with you their gorgeous wedding days. In this installment we speak to Anna, Production Manager at Chupi who tells us all about her gorgeous wedding day in Mount Druid, Co. Westmeath. The Venue "We got married in Mount Druid, Co. Westmeath. My wedding was vintage inspired. I have always enjoyed shopping for vintage clothes, so it felt right to go for a look I love and felt comfortable in. On the day, I had the most amazing hair and make-up

Is Chupi Sweetman my real name?

June 19, 2019

Is Chupi Sweetman Pell actually my real name? It's the first question everyone asks me! And the answer is yes. I'm far too Irish to be able to invent a name for myself. My wonderful parents have to squarely take the blame for my name being Chupi Sweetman-Pell. The Sweetman-Pells My Mum (Rosita Sweetman) was brought up on the seafront in Sandymount, right in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. My Dad (John Pell) is from what he refers to as the unfashionable end of Lincolnshire in Northern England. Dad was an economist and worked for the World Bank, whilst Mum was a writer and worked as a journali

The Chupi Engagement Series: Michael & Joe

June 17, 2019

In the next installment of The Chupi Engagement Series, we speak to Michael and Joe from The Bearded Candle Makers who tell us the brilliant story of how they met, and how they kept their engagement a secret for nearly a year! "I'm Michael and my fiancé is Joe. (I love sayin that!) We met on Instagram, Joe had been following me and my business for ages. Then out of the blue I got a message from him saying "I think it's about time you ask me out for a coffee.." and I thought... This guy is awesome! Our first few dates lasted for ever, our second date latest around 9 hours! " The Enga

Men’s Wedding bands

June 13, 2019

Our precious collection of wedding rings are designed to mark one of the most special moments in your life. Made with love to last a lifetime, these future heirlooms have a magic all of their own. Discover our range of men's wedding bands, handcrafted and hallmarked in Ireland. Driftwood Ring Formerly known as 'Love is an Ocean', this wedding band is cast in 14k yellow gold from a piece of driftwood Chupi found on a beach in the West of Ireland. The gorgeous texture and detail in the ring is a reminder that love is an ocean on which we adventure. The Driftwood Band is available in 2 width

What is a Freshwater Pearl?

June 12, 2019

We recently launched our brand new collection of freshwater pearls, a modern take on the traditional jewellery box staple. Pearls have long been worn to symbolise new beginnings, a brave adventure into a new day. The brand new Forever and a Day collection includes teardrop pearl earrings and dainty freshwater pearl necklaces, the perfect timeless piece to add to your jewellery collection. What is a freshwater pearl? Freshwater pearls are pearls that are farmed and created using freshwater mussels. The majority of freshwater pearls produced today come from the Hyriopsis Cumingi species.

Gift Ideas for Men

June 10, 2019

Whether it's a gift for your dad, your partner or your brother, buying gifts for men is never easy. A special piece of jewellery is the perfect gift for the man who has everything, something they can hold on to for years to come. From our bestselling Worth Your Weight in gold farthing coin cufflinks to our Hawthorn Bark Band ring, these precious pieces make the perfect gift for the man in your life. Gift Ideas for Men Worth Your Weight in Gold Farthing Coin Cufflinks The Worth Your Weight in gold Farthing Coin cufflinks are cast from an original farthing coin from the 1940’s that Ch