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How to: Look after your fine jewellery

March 26, 2020

Jewellery is one of our most treasured accessories. Whether it’s a sentimental piece or just something you adore, you want to keep your jewellery looking it’s very best and as good as new. Each piece of our jewellery is handmade with love and therefore it is very delicate. Regularly cleaning and taking care of your piece will ensure its beauty and sparkle for years to come. Our precious jewellery is designed to be worn and loved. We're giving you the best tips on how to look after your fine jewellery, these simple tips below will help keep your precious pieces looking their very best.

Introducing Digital Jewellery Appointments

March 20, 2020

Browse our sparking heirlooms from anywhere in the world. Book a consultation with our incredible team of experts in our Dublin Studio from anywhere in the world. Our jewellery consultants are available via video to take you through our beautiful collections; whether it’s an heirloom ring, engagement ring, wedding band, or a piece to mark a special moment. Our expert team are on hand to guide you through our beautiful collections of precious jewellery from the comfort of your own home. Book a digital appointment and our Chupi jewellery consultant will video call you on WhatsApp at

The Chupi Installment Plan

March 19, 2020

Did you know that we offer payment plans? We have been receiving the most incredible messages during this time from people who continue to mark their precious moments. From engagements, to new Mums - we know that love is still being celebrated and nothing will change that We’re here to mark your moments. Celebrating love and the most precious things will still happen. We have been listening to all of your amazing suggestions, so to make our pieces more accessible, we have lowered our payment plan minimum order value to €499. Whether you’re buying a beautiful heirloom ring, pic

How to: Find the perfect ring size

February 21, 2020

We understand that knowing the exact ring size of your loved one or even for yourself can be challenging. Knowing the most common ring size can help you make your choice. The average ring size for women is 6 to 7, and the average ring size for men is 9 to 10. If you aren't sure we would recommend choosing one of these sizes. As a general rule, if you are between two sizes we would always advice to order a ring a little too big rather than a little too small. Tips for buying a ring as a surprise We understand that knowing the exact ring size of your loved one can be challenging! W

How to authenticate your Chupi piece

February 14, 2020

We have had the nicest messages from our gorgeous customers concerned that there are some similar products to our Chupi pieces out there. This will always be the case we're afraid, but if you are concerned about the authenticity of your Chupi piece, we're showing you how to guarantee that your Chupi piece is a real piece. The Packaging All Chupi pieces come beautifully wrapped in grey or pink packaging, hand-tied with the softest grosgrain ribbon. Whether you are treating yourself or it’s a gift for someone special each piece will come beautifully wrapped in our signature Chupi packagi

Everything you need to know about the Aquamarine gemstone

January 24, 2020

Aquamarine is one of the most popular and best-known gemstones. It's a pale to medium blue-green stone, similar in colour to the sky and sea. The delicate, cool blue colour suggests class and sophistication, a gorgeous alternative to a classic diamond in an engagement ring. Ranking at a 7.5/8 on the MOHS scale of hardness, Aquamarine is an incredible choice for an everyday ring. The hardness of the stone protects it to a large extent from getting damaged, meaning it's a brilliant choice for everyday wear. Aquamarine was first discovered in the Adun-Chalon mountains in Siberia in 1723.

The Difference Between Solid Gold & Gold Plated

January 17, 2020

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. Solid Gold vs Gold Plated Solid gold 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 gold using an ancie

My Chupi Upgrade Story: Rebecca Moon

January 17, 2020

The Chupi Upgrade Program turns your most loved Chupi pieces from our plated collection into a sparking solid gold heirloom to be treasured forever. Our solid jewellery is designed to last a lifetime, to carry your story on to the next generation. We adore hearing your stories about what your Chupi piece means to you. When we launched The Chupi Upgrade Program last year, we received so many incredible messages about why you upgraded your piece to solid gold. We spoke to one of our lovely customers, Rebecca Moon, owner of @LashesbyLuna who told us about the journey of her Chupi piece

Introducing: The Chupi Upgrade Program

January 15, 2020

We believe in marking moments, making memories and passing on heirlooms. Our Upgrade Program turns your most cherished Chupi pieces from our plated collection into a sparkling solid gold heirloom to be treasured forever. Our solid jewellery is designed to last a lifetime, to carry your story on to the next generation. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we want to reduce our contribution to landfill and our use of new material sources. Once returned to us, your much loved plated piece will be melted down and recycled back into our supply chain or gifted to one of our incredible

Your Questions Answered: Grey Diamonds

September 19, 2019

We get lots of lovely DMs on Instagram every week on everything from business, to following your dreams, to how we do things here at Chupi. Every Friday, we are doing an Ask Me Anything over on our Instagram answering your amazing questions. Last week, we took a closer look at grey diamonds. Read on for a round up of what we covered: What is the meaning behind grey diamonds? There is something so incredibly special about diamonds, especially grey diamonds. The youngest diamond is 900 million years old up to about three and a half billion years old. I think they're an incredible piece if you'

Our Guide to: Promise Rings

September 12, 2019

If you're completely unsure of what engagement ring to choose and you don't want to propose empty handed, a promise ring is just as special. A token, proposal or promise ring is a symbolic ring that you pop the question with, so you can pick our the main engagement ring together afterwards. The advantage of this is that you find the perfect ring in the perfect size that your partner loves. Promise rings are becoming increasingly popular as women want to choose their own engagement ring. Most Loved Promise Rings Solid Gold Promise Me Ring A tiny diamond sparkles in a gold twig ring, a prom

What is: a Morganite gemstone?

August 22, 2019

Morganite gemstones are becoming increasingly popular and if you've ever seen one, it's easy to see why. Today, millennial women are trendsetters and high achievers. The colour that is closely associated with this determined and defining femininity is a delicate shade of pink. Flattering, chic and wearable on any occasion, Morganite gemstones are definitely on trend. Morganite is a beautiful blush pink gemstone that was discovered in Madagascar in 1910. Although this gemstone has been around for quite some time, it has become increasingly popular in recent years. It was named after the Ame

What is: The Difference Between White Gold and Silver?

August 15, 2019

One of the most frequent questions we get asked here at Chupi is 'what is the difference between white gold and silver'. Precious metals can appear to be a very attractive investment as they never loose their value. White gold is commonly mistaken for silver because its manufacturing process takes away the yellow tinge in favour of a silvery, white finish. The most obvious difference between white gold and silver is that they are made from two different metals. When choosing a piece of jewellery, you will need to consider whether or not you’re looking for a precious piece that will last

How to: use Drop a Hint

August 02, 2019

Trying to hint your favourite Chupi piece to a loved one but don't want to make it too obvious? Our Drop a Hint feature is a brilliant way to send a little nudge to your beloved with your most adored piece. We'll send an anonymous email to your chosen loved one letting them know which Chupi piece you would love to add to your collection. How to use Drop a Hint 1. Choose your favourite piece 2. Click on the paper plane icon 3. Write a message & enter an email address 4. We'll then drop the hint! Can't decide what piece you love the most? Take a look at our most popular pieces to

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 with

Our Guide to: Finding the perfect fit

July 18, 2019

We understand that knowing the exact ring size of yourself or your loved one can be challenging. Therefore, all of our solid gold rings come with a complimentary resizing service if ordered in the incorrect size. If you are unsure of the size, you are better to go slightly bigger than smaller. How to find your ring size? 1. 'Borrow' a ring that they wear on their ring finger or a similar sized finger and bring it to our store or send it to us to be sized. 2. Trace the inside of a ring worn on a similar finger on a piece of paper and bring it to our store or send it to us to be sized. 3

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