If you've ever been fortunate enough to visit Chupi in [ MADE ] in the Powerscourt Townhouse, then you'll know what an absolute gem it is.
We were lucky enough to attend the SS17 launch on Thursday evening and fell head over heels for all of the sparkling pieces.
Our personal obsession with Chupi runs deep but if you're not familiar with Chupi and her backstory, take a quick read of the following:
"I was the kid covered in glitter & glue, the one making some new crazy things out of papier mâché, I never thought I’d end up making beautiful sparkly jewellery as my career. When I was 21 I was scouted by Topshop from my first year in college, the youngest designer to ever to work with the brand. I went from scruffy student to serious designer overnight and I loved it. After six years in fast fashion I wanted to create something that would last, to celebrate Ireland’s design heritage and my love for wild and natural beauty. I’ve always been fascinated by jewellery, how serious jewellery marks a moment in your life. I fell in love with sparkly things; now every piece I make has a story, it’s where the magic is."
A visit to Chupi is like meeting up with a dear friend for drinks.
You feel great afterwards — buzzing with energy and joy — if not slightly poorer.
Here are our nine favourite pieces from the latest collection.
1. Drop In The Wild ring
Available in 18k gold plated silver or sterling silver with the choice of amethyst, citrine, topaz, prasiolite or rose quarts.
This ring is the perfect balance of statement and subtle — seeing it on your finger confirms this (so go visit them in Powerscourt ASAP).
The band, like many of other Chupi pieces, is made to look like delicate and beautiful Hawthorn twigs.
2. Solid gold 'You Are The Moon' necklace
This darling gold moon necklace is inspired by those wonderful lines by E.E. Cummings; "You are my sun, my moon and all my stars".
The crescent moon is made from pure 14k solid gold. This delicate piece is designed to become part of your daily wardrobe, like invisible armour that is always with you.
3. I'd Be Lost Without You earrings
For moments when we feel lost, this sparkling star set with a translucent Topaz gemstone is the perfect compass to guide you on your path towards exactly where you need to be.
Cast in substantial solid sterling silver then plated in a thick layer of 18k gold from a piece of bark taken from a wild Hawthorn tree found by Chupi in her native Wicklow, the Hawthorn tree is the perfect companion to the sparkling gemstone.
4. Sparkle In The Wild engagement ring with grey diamond
Just imagine being to proposed to with this?!
Like a sparkle of sunlight catching the early morning dew in the hedgerows, this grey diamond is set in a claw setting atop one of our signature twig rings. Grey diamonds are a one in a million gemstone and this diamond sparkles with an inner fire, a lovely alternative to a classic diamond.
Chupi curate their grey diamonds into both light and dark gemstones, so you can note your preference when you order, and you can actually select your exact stone from their current stock.
5. There Is Magic Within seashell locket
Available in either gold or silver, this is a truly magical piece.
Cast from a real seashell, Chupi actually found this particular shell Inishbofin.
A pearl is proof of nature’s magic, a tiny piece of sand causes a seashell to form something so beautiful and previous. A tiny freshwater pearl is held in a glittering shell locket, like magic within. A wonderful reminder that when life feels complicated look inside to find your strength.
The shell appears delicate and ethereal but is cast from substantial solid sterling silver and 18k gold, the perfect pairing of form and function.
6. You Are The Star ring
Also inspired by E.E. Cummings, this ring would look perfect as a midi — so all you gotta do is get sized a few sizes smaller. Perfect for stacking.
A shining star sparkles in pure 14k solid gold. This delicate piece is designed to become part of your daily wardrobe, like invisible armour that is always with you.
7. I'd Be Lost Without You Necklace
For moments when we feel lost, this sparking star set with a translucent Topaz gemstone is the perfect compass to guide you on your path towards exactly where you need to be.
Cast in substantial solid sterling silver from a piece of bark taken from a wild Hawthorn tree found by Chupi in her native Wicklow, the Hawthorn tree is the perfect companion to the sparkling gemstone.
Yours for €169 (silver).
8. Beauty In The Wild ring
If you've spent your entire life searching for the perfect cocktail ring, like the ones you saw in the movies growing up — well, then look no further than this beauty.
Classic, in one word, is exactly what Beauty in the Wild is.
Set with a striking 9 carat oval gemstone, held in a claw setting atop the signature twig band.
Chupi borrowed a single twig from a tree that fell in a Spring storm to create this band — it's buds were about to burst into full bloom.
The below topaz and gold ring can be yours for €389.
9. Gold Your North Star necklace
One of the brightest stars has been captured and held in this beautiful gold disk.
Chupi designed this collection to be a guiding star for moments when you need to remind yourself to follow your heart.