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.
Organic Shapes and Elegant Lines
Meet our latest diamond curvilinear engagement ring collection, Flowing Lines. Originating from our roots in traditional hand-crafted jewelry making, this collection represents organic shapes that are inspired by nature and the human form. It’s elegant in its simplicity and characterized by predominant flowing lines with beautiful diamond studded engagement rings and classic diamond solitaires.
This collection goes back to the beginning of my career as a jewelry designer. It’s a combination of classic designs and vintage styles with attention to natural flowing forms. For me, it’s a work in progress, serving as an inspiration to other bespoke pieces. Please enjoy it evolves.
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.
Browse from our 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 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, 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 or Kendal working with a client going over a new design. We couldn't ask for more and are proud to be one of the only working jewelry stores of our kind in Chicago.
We specialize in creating one of a kind jewelry designs for engagement rings, wedding bands, and couture jewelry. We also included a few engagement rings that use alternative gemstones and a few bespoke pieces inspired by Barcelona in our Recent Work Gallery.
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.