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Custom Jewelry Design | Forging a Ring

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.

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...

Amazing custom designed jewelry! A good friend referred me to here for my engagement ring to my now wife. We both visited and looked around and then worked with Mr. Duquet to come up with a design that we liked. His team did an incredible job making it. We went back for custom wedding rings, which we love and my wife also took some old jewelry in to have the stones out into a new ring. Mr. Duquet and his staff are very friendly and courteous and take the time to work with you to ensure what you have made is stunning. And if you're like me and have ideas that just can't be done, they let you know politely. If you are looking for an original piece of jewelry, you can't do better than here.

—Paul Chapman-Farley

Our Diamond Boutique: Expertly Curated by in-house Graduate Gemologists

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.

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 by scheduling a consultation to speak with one of our diamond experts directly.

When it comes to custom jewelry design in Chicago, we set the standard.

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 mean that your jewelry will stand the test of time.

See more of our recent creations...

Alternative Engagement Rings: View the Collection

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.


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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.

View Fireworks Collection


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. Influenced by the Art Deco Movement, the ancient and historical cultures of Asia, and whimsical take on diamond earrings. We've included just a few examples of each on our website:  

Art Deco Redux


Facing East

 Fireworks Collection

Little Diamond Earrings

Petite Fleur

Secret Garden

Snowflakes Collection

Stacking Rings Collection

Craftsmanship Meets Style—A New Approach to Men's Wedding Rings

Geometric, muted, and moody, the Christopher Duquet Men's Rings Collection offers understated elegance to the man of the moment. Inspired by Midwestern men in particular, these pieces resonate with classic and contemporary Windy City fashion so they can be worn and admired for generations to come. Uniquely wearable, singularly bold—rings for the Chicago man.

Browse Our Latest Men's Ring Designs

Get to Know Us

We truly love making jewelry and thanks to our customers we've been doing custom jewelry design in the Chicagoland area for over 25 years. If you stop by our working studio in Evanston, 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.

Meet the artists

Our Studio

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