Showing articles in the category: Birthstones

Introducing Freshwater Pearls

June 06, 2019

If you thought pearls were a thing of the past, think again. Introducing our brand new collection of freshwater pearls, a modern take on the traditional jewellery box staple. The perfect adornment for your wedding day, gifts for your bridesmaids or a gorgeous treat for yourself. Pearls have long been worn to symbolise new beginnings, a brave adventure into a new day. Inspired by Shakespeare's immortal words of ‘Forever and a day’, these darlings are a promise to yourself of hope for the future. The brand new Forever and a Day collection includes teardrop pearl earrings and dainty freshw

The Meaning Behind The June Birthstone: Morganite

June 01, 2019

June has finally arrived and we are nearly half way through the year already! June is one of the loveliest months of the year with the most gorgeous birthstone to match. Our June birthstone is one of the most popular stones in our collection, Morganite. The meaning behind the Morganite stone Known as the stone of divine love, Morganite is said to gently cleanse the heart and open it up to unconditional love. Morganite is the pink variety of Beryl and is known for its stunning peach-pink colour. The beautiful blush pink gemstone was discovered in Madagascar in 1910, and although this gemston

The Meaning Behind The May Birthstone: Emerald

May 01, 2019

May babies, it's your time to sparkle! Emerald, is our birthstone for the month of May. We hand pick the most beautiful natural emeralds and oil treat them to bring out their brilliant colour. In mythology, emerald is said to be the stone of the Goddess Venus, resulting in the association of emeralds with romance. Emeralds are said to bring passion, bliss and unconditional love. The glittering green hue of the emerald stone is particularly close to our hearts here at Chupi, given that we were founded and are based in the ‘Emerald Isle’ of Ireland. We are very proud to say that all o

The Meaning Behind The April Birthstone: Diamond

April 04, 2019

April babies, it's your time to sparkle! For those fortunate to be born in April, diamond is their birthstone. We believe diamonds are appropriate for everyday wear and can add sparkle to any outfit, who said diamonds are just for special occasions? At Chupi, we buy diamonds through serious and respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process. We continue to source and work with the best dealers across the world to ensure we get the best conflict free diamonds. We've picked our favourite diamond pieces that would make the

The Meaning Behind The March Birthstone: Aquamarine

March 01, 2019

March babies, it's your time to sparkle! The March birthstone is the eye-catching Aquamarine stone. Aquamarine is a gorgeous turquoise stone, its name is derived from the latin word for seawater. Believed to be the treasure of mermaids, Aquamarine was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck ensuring the safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. The soothing energy of Aquamarine makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias. The gorgeous gem is known to be a symbol of happiness, lasting love and everlasting youth. Looking for the perfect gift for the March baby in your lif

The Meaning Behind The February Birthstone: Amethyst

February 01, 2019

Amethyst is a purple variety of the quartz mineral which has been highly esteemed throughout the ages. Both for its stunning beauty and its legendary powers to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions. Traditionally known as the colour of royalty, Amethyst has been used since the Dawn of History to adorn the rich, powerful monarchs and rulers. The word ‘amethyst’ comes from the Greek word ‘amethystos’ which translates to ‘not drunken.’ It was believed to protect wearers from becoming inebriated. The pretty stone is a symbol of courage and strong relationships, and is also kno

The Meaning Behind The November Birthstone: Citrine

November 01, 2018

Citrine is our gemstone for the month of November. The gemstone’s name stands for “lemon” in French because its colour is close to that of the fruit. Referred to as the “success stone”, wearing Citrine can bring prosperity in business, attract wealth, encourage stamina and positive energy, as well as promote positive energy. Citrine is also known as the “healing quartz”. Legend has is that Citrine promotes vitality and energy inside of whomever wears it! November Birthstone Gift Ideas Drop in the Wild Citrine Ring A glittering five carat oval citrine gemstone sparkles like a

The Meaning Behind The October Birthstone: Moonstone

October 01, 2018

Moonstone is our gorgeous stone for the month of October. The Moonstone gem was named for its glowing colour sheen that resembles the moonlight. Its secrets are locked beneath the pearly veil, and with them our own hidden truths. The healing energy of the Moonstone has been valued for centuries in a variety of cultures as the bringer of peace, balance and dreams. The gem bears its name from its blue colour which reflects a silvery play of tones that appear like phases of a the moon when light shines on it. October Moonstone Gift Ideas Solid Gold Born Under a Lucky Star Moonstone Ring A sp

The Meaning Behind The September Birthstone: Sapphire

September 01, 2018

Our birthstones for the month of September are the Lapis Lazuli gemstone in our main collection and Sapphire in our precious solid gold collection. From rings to necklaces and everything in between, we have the perfect Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire pieces for the September babies in your life! Lapis Lazuli The deep, celestial blue of the Lapis Lazuli stone remains the symbol of royalty and honour, gods and power, spirit and vision. The vibrant gemstone is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was most highly regar

The Meaning Behind The August Birthstone: Prasiolite

August 01, 2018

The month of August brings the soft, green glow of the Prasiolite Gemstone. This precious gemstone is a member of the crystal quartz family, and is therefore known as a strong amplifier of energy. Allowing light to pass through it, Prasiolite is a semi-transparent stone when compared to darker green stones such as emerald. Prasiolite is said to inspire creativity, attracting success, prosperity and abundance. Also known as the green Amethyst, the August birthstone was named after the greek words ‘prason’, meaning leek, and ‘lithos’, which means stone. The meaning behind the August

The Meaning Behind The July Birthstone: Ruby

June 30, 2017

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 that legends claim would shine through the thickest of clothing and could not be hidden. The Ruby gemstone is known to represent life and increase courage. Warriors in Burma would implant rubies into their skin before battle for protection and courage on the battlefield. Ancients believed that the Ruby surpassed all other precious stones in virtue, and its value