My objects of desire: Chupi Sweetman

The founder and chief executive of Irish jewellery brand Chupi talks history, heirlooms and gorgeous gems with Nathalie Márquez Courtney

Chupi Sweetman: ‘Style is when someone looks like they are wearing things that make them happy.’ Photo: Nathalie Márquez Courtney

I love pieces with a story. I love to connect with the things I own. I really like the idea of curating things around me that are going to be passed on, that are worthwhile and beautiful. Ikea’s wonderful, but have you ever seen an Ikea piece passed down?

I was brought up in an era where you had to really think about what you were buying. E-commerce has made everything so easy – tomorrow ...