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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

How to: Find Your Coordinates

April 24, 2019

Our ‘Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost' Collection is inspired by those brilliant words of JRR Tolkein, “Not all those who wander are lost”. Home is a precious feeling, our travels can take us all over the world but carrying the coordinates of a somewhere special with you means you can always take a piece of home with you. Chupi designed this coordinate collection to mark our favourite places. Your necklace will be hand engraved with the coordinates you choose. Whether it’s the coordinates of your family home, a bridge over the River Seine in Paris where you had your first kiss, yo

How to: Reuse your Chupi packaging

April 22, 2019

To celebrate Earth Day, we wanted to show you how to reuse your Chupi packaging. At Chupi, we love our packaging. When you open your new Chupi piece, we hope that the beautifully wrapped package will fill you with a sense of joy and excitement for what sparkles within. Whether you purchase in store or online your piece will arrive beautifully presented in our luxurious Chupi jewellery box hand-tied with the softest grosgrain ribbon, wrapped within our distinctive Chupi bag and surrounded in crisp tissue paper illustrated with gold swan feathers. Sustainability is so important to us. Inspir

How to: Take the perfect engagement ring photo

April 12, 2019

If you've just gotten engaged, you'll be bursting to tell your family and friends the amazing news and what better way than with an engagement ring photo? We asked the amazing wedding photographer Claire Brown to give us her best tips on how to take the perfect engagement ring photo. Find the right light Lighting is key for taking the perfect engagement ring photo. Go outdoors when the light is soft and diffused, or take your shot near a window with good natural light. Avoid the flash & any harsh lighting for your engagement ring photo. Treat yourself to a manicure You'll be showing o

How to: Look after your fine jewellery

April 10, 2019

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 Chupi piece looking its very best. So

Our Guide to: Push Presents

March 22, 2019

Looking for the perfect gift for a new mum, mum to be or maybe you're treating yourself? Also known as a push present, the gift is intended to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. Having a baby is tough work and while a healthy baby is enough of a reward, if there is anybody who deserves to be spoilt it’s a woman who’s just accomplished childbirth. The idea of a push present isn’t exactly a new concept, but it’s becoming increasingly popular. Jewellery is the most popular push present as it marks a special moment in life that is designed to become a future heirloom. For those who

How to: look after your Engagement Ring

January 14, 2019

You've spent forever dreaming of your perfect engagement ring, and now it's a permanent fixture on your left hand! Wearing an expensive ring for the first time can be daunting and you'll have so many questions about wearing and caring for your engagement ring. Should you wear it to sleep? Can you wear it in the pool? How do you clean it? As an engagement ring is likely to be the most expensive piece of jewellery you'll ever own, we don't blame you for having so many questions! Here, Chupi Sweetman and the Chupi Production team tell us their best tips for looking after your Engagement ring.

How to: Invest in Jewellery – The Definitive Guide from Chupi

November 08, 2018

One of the questions we get asked in Chupi is how to invest in jewellery. So for your convenience, we’ve put together a detailed guide on investing in jewellery - whether it's your first time or you're looking to expand your fine jewellery collection, read on for everything you need to know. There are many occasions in your life that may provoke the desire for investing in jewellery. It could be a long-awaited graduation, the birth of a beautiful baby or a precious birthday. It could be a hard-earned work promotion or simply, a unique and personal moment in time you never want to forget.

How to: Find your Perfect Engagement Ring

September 27, 2018

Engagement rings have a magic all of their own, they are such a precious symbol of love. An engagement ring is more than a piece of jewellery, it’s something precious that will mark this moment forever. Set Your Budget Money doesn’t make magic. Set your budget for the ring and stick to it. It’s easy to get caught up in old traditions when buying a ring, but it’s the love that goes into choosing the ring that really counts. There’s no rule on how much you should spend on an engagement ring other than that you should spend what feels comfortable for you. The prices of our engagement

Introducing: The Chupi Installment Plan

September 25, 2018

Planning a proposal or have you fallen in love with one of our sparkling bespoke Engagement Rings? The great news is that all Chupi Engagement Rings can now be paid for in installments.  Whether you’re buying a beautiful bespoke engagement ring, picking your wedding bands, searching for some sparkling bridesmaid gifts or just treating yourself - our Chupi Installment Plan allows you to spread out your payments over a period of time that best suits you. Once your item has been fully paid for it will be shipped to you, beautifully packaged in our signature Chupi packaging. We're offeri

Our Guide to: Finding the Perfect Ring Size

September 24, 2018

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. Buying a ring as a surprise? We understand that knowing the exact ring size of your loved one can be challenging! We offer compleme

What is: Hallmarking?

August 27, 2018

We hallmark every piece we make, it’s our guarantee that your piece is made using the most beautiful, precious metals with love here in Ireland. The Assay Offices are a network all around the world for hallmarking precious jewellery. You can go into the Assay Office and they will be able to tell you who made your piece, what it is made from and where your piece was made. In a hundred years when your piece is an heirloom the story of your piece will always be there, engraved as part of it. What is a Hallmark? A hallmark is our guarantee that your piece is made using the most beautiful, prec

What is: The Difference Between White Gold and Silver?

August 24, 2018

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

Introducing: Our Free Ring Cleaning Service

August 13, 2018

We're so delighted to announce that we are now offering a free ring cleaning service for all solid gold Chupi engagement rings!* At Chupi, we know that a good clean of your engagement ring can make the world of a difference. We get lots of questions every day asking what is the best way to clean your precious pieces. While we would always recommend regularly cleaning your pieces at home, it's always a good idea to get your ring 'properly' cleaned once a year. Our jewellery is made with love to last a lifetime, but when it comes to precious diamonds and gemstones, everyday products such