Ring Shopping in Dublin

We finally settled on the engagement ring.

Comically, it was the first brand I saw and liked around the Christmas holiday.

Initially, I had seen a necklace, with two gold rings made to look like branches, interlocked. I asked the attendants at the jewelry shop in the Mall at Dundrum, but they hadn’t any rings in that style and they weren’t sure if such a thing existed, but they directed the fiancĂ© and I to their larger shop in the the ‘city center’.

I’m not sure why they hadn’t also suggested that ‘Chupi‘ was a local brand with a fairly reasonable collection at the Powerscourt Townhouse.

A big selling point for me is knowing a company is smaller, more local and artisan. My inner hipster yearns for something unique, and my inner hippie cries out for a more ethical product.

In the end we chose a petite gold hawthorn branch ring with a little emerald stone.

It will take up to 3 weeks before I receive it however, since it needed to be sized to my child sized fingers.