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One of a Kind Originals—Bespoke Jewelry Centuries in the Making

We've been creating one of a kind works of art in our studio since the beginning. From engagement rings to bespoke couture jewelry, each begins with a concept in mind. Many are inspired by our clients but we also are inspired to create pieces that stem from a particular design concept or a hand-selected gemstone from our collection. In both cases we strive to honor the raw materials and create one of a kind pieces that showcase these elements in a way that's unique and stands the test of time. They're meant to be standalone works of art and cannot be reproduced.

Browse our latest gallery and learn about the inspiration behind our bespoke, One of a Kind Originals.

One of a kind Engagement Rings and Custom Jewelry Design

Welcome to Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry, a custom jewelry design studio located just north of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois. We have been designing and making engagement rings and custom jewelry for over 25 years and although we are award-winning jewelers we are most proud of our customer service. You come first. Whether you need a unique, vintage inspired engagement ring, a custom jewelry design, or need to restyle a precious heirloom, every piece of jewelry is personalized and custom made to suit your style.

ENGAGEMENT RINGS & BRIDAL JEWELRY

Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry has been making Engagement rings and Wedding bands for over 3 decades. From Vintage to Classic to Modern styles, we specialize in customization and communication. We create rings using techniques that are centuries old as well as cutting edge technologies to create the perfect ring for each individual client. Our engagement rings are all made in house in a variety of styles and materials. Each piece is impeccably handmade with the utmost attention to every detail. From our unique designs to our outstanding service we will make your ring the most important piece of jewelry you will ever own. 

CLASSIC & SOLITAIRE

This engagement ring collection is all about the diamond solitaire. We've added some classic designs along the bands to showcase the oval or round brilliant cut solitaire with hand-crafted bespoke settings.

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VINTAGE ELEGANCE

Inspired by the timeless elegance of days gone by, this collection of vintage inspired engagement rings features both turn-of-the-century original designs and newly created estate-style originals.

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CLASSIC LINES

Christopher Duquet's devotion to honoring Classic design has resulted in a collection of classic engagement rings that exemplifies the term "traditional elegance."

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ALTERNATIVE ENGAGEMENT

These trending designs that have been around for a long time now. Some of the most iconic rings in history, including Princess Diana's sapphire ring, have inspired this unique collection.

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FLOWING LINES WEDDING BANDS & ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Inspired by shapes and lines found in nature, this engagement ring collection combines time-honored jewelry making techniques with artistry and craftsmanship using precious metals and diamonds.

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MODERN FLAIR

The most original and challenging design group that Christopher has created, this collection of contemporary engagement rings involved decades of development and fine tuning.

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Alternatives are Good, and sometimes better than the "original"

Our Alternative Engagement Rings Collection explores the many design elements of classic, vintage and modern engagement ring designs. We design and create one of a kind engagement rings that begin with a conversation. Our talented jewelry designers take you through the process from concept to finished design using your individual style as a starting point. With two gemologists on staff, we can recommend the perfect gemstone for your engagement ring. You can choose from traditional diamonds, colored diamonds, sapphire engagement rings or a combination (just to name a few options)! Our years of expertise in engagement ring design, diamonds, and gemstones means that your ring will be one of a kind and endure the test of time.

 

Find The Right Diamond

There are many factors to consider when you are selecting a diamond for your engagement ring or custom jewelry design. Each element needs careful consideration and we take into account your budget and personal style to advise you on your investment. We have two graduate gemologists on staff, Christopher and Villi, to guide you through the diamond selection process. With so many options to choose from—natural diamonds, synthetic or lab-grown diamonds, alternative diamond engagement rings—we serve to provide you with professional, expert guidance. Whether you are looking for a diamond engagement ring, considering a custom diamond jewelry design, or looking to add diamonds for restyling an unused piece of jewelry, we help you select the best diamond for your price range and personal style.

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Find a Diamond

Our diamond experts can guide you to find the diamond or gemstone that will be the best fit based on style, cut, color and value. You can begin with our diamond search tool or schedule a consultation to speak with one of our expert gemologists directly.

There is an unavoidable childish delight evoked by fireworks. There is a sudden change that happens when one goes off—matter is instantaneously transformed from one state to another. The furious sound and joyful blaze of molecules being ripped apart is beautiful and mesmerizing. My goal for this collection was to capture the energy and beauty of that transitory moment in time when patterns of light are so intriguing and universally appreciated. These patterns are iconic and yet individually ever experienced for the briefest of instances.

Creating this collection, I became obsessed with capturing those fleeting moments. Taking those transient forms and freezing them into solid, sparkling shapes was an irresistible design challenge. I hope that you enjoy the collection as much as we've enjoyed creating it.

—Christopher Duquet

ONE OF A KIND CUSTOM JEWELRY, OUR RECENT WORK

When it comes to custom jewelry, we set the standard. We truly love making jewelry and thanks to our customers we are able to do what we love. If you stop by the studio you'll see all of us in action. Sergey might be setting a diamond, Christopher casting from a wax mold, Villi inspecting something from our Gemstone Collection, Priscilla fine-tuning a custom engagement ring design.

We couldn't ask for more and are proud to be one of the only working jewelry stores of our kind in Chicago. See more of our recent creations...

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Designer Jewelry to last a lifetime

Bespoke jewelry in every sense of the word, our designs begin with a conversation. We get to know who you are and what you need in order to provide you with expert diamond advice and a truly personalized experience in a one of a kind jewelry store. We bring craftsmanship and gemstone expertise to every single piece of jewelry that we make (and did we mention that we make everything in our studio?). We love designing custom jewelry and take pride in our work because we are true craftsmen. Our attention to detail, craftsmanship, and insistence on using only the best materials means that your jewelry will stand the test of time.

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BROWSE FROM OUR FULL LIST OF DESIGNER JEWELRY COLLECTIONS

When you visit our studio, you can find handmade jewelry (all made in-house) from one of our signature collections. Each piece begins with a concept with each collection encompassing everything you can expect from Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry: high-quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, impeccable structural integrity, and an aesthetic that is delicate and elegant. You will influences from the Art Deco Movement, the ancient and historical cultures of Asia, whimsical take on diamond earrings. We've included just a few examples of each on our website:  

Art Deco Redux

Fabrique

Facing East

Little Diamond Earrings

Petite Fleur

Secret Garden

Stacking Rings Collection

 

Quality, Expert Craftsmanship, Made to Order

It's hard to believe that we still make everything here, it's truly fine jewelry making at its best. Each component is carefully considered to create a piece that lasts a lifetime. We simply won't make anything that doesn't stand the test of time, honoring centuries of jewelry making tradition coupled with state of the art precision.

Here's a short video where Christopher walks you through the steps of creating an engagement ring...

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