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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 promi

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 w

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

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

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 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

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

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

How to: Pack Your Jewellery When Travelling

May 24, 2019

Jewellery may take up little space in your suitcase, but it can be a nightmare to unpack when you get to your destination. How to pack your jewellery when travelling is probably the last thing you thought of, but think of all the time it will save you on the other end. More time on the beach? Yes please! Top tips for packing jewellery A simple rule to start with when packing your jewellery is to leave any irreplaceable pieces that you would worry about losing at home, only bring the pieces you wear and reach for every day. If you're packing a couple of pieces for your trip, a small jewell

What is: A Diamond Certificate?

May 23, 2019

Here at Chupi each purchase of a Classic Diamond engagement ring is accompanied by a diamond certificate, also known as a diamond grading report or diamond quality document. This is a document produced by an objective 3rd party lab that describes the characteristics of your unique diamond. Trained professionals put a diamond through thorough examination, whereby the diamond is evaluated, measured and scrutinised in a lab using industry tools such as microscopes and a jeweller's loupe. At Chupi, we choose diamonds that are certified by GIA (Gemological Institute of America),  the world's