Our Shop is Closed But We're Working!
The shop is closed, but we are here and catching up on our work at home. More importantly I want you to know that we are available to help anyone that needs a hand right now. We have time and resources to help in many ways and would be honored if you would let us be of service. We can get groceries, walk the dog, cook a meal, pick up a prescription or anything you need that has become more difficult at the moment.
Please reach out by phone or email, we’ll get the message quickly. We are a small team, but can do amazing things, and are here to help any way we can.
"The store is closed for now, to help with our community effort, but we are working online, and are happy to talk—to anybody. Nothing creepy mind you, but go ahead and send us a message. "
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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.
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 Villie, 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.
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.
Cities & Lights, A New Collection
Jewelry design is more than just baubles and precious metals, it’s about experiences and self-expression. As jewelry designers we are able to translate those experiences into a personal expression of individuality and style with unparalleled craftsmanship. Our latest collection takes its forms from Christopher’s travels and major cities, from Chicago, London, and Barcelona (to name a few). Inspired by the world’s most iconic architectural structures, Christopher’s latest designer jewelry collection that takes you across the globe of Cities and Lights.
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:
Being A Jewelry Designer in Chicago has its perks...
Being this close to Chicago, we can't help but be influenced by its' people and architecture. Chicago has made it into our earrings, necklaces and pendants (not to mention our engagement rings). Here's a bit of insight from Christopher on what it's been like being a jewelry designer in Chicago... read more
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, Terran fine-tuning a CAD rendering.
We couldn't ask for more and are proud to be one of the only working jewelry stores of our kind in Chicago.
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.
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.