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.

We Make Jewelry

Welcome to Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry, a custom jewelry design studio located just north of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois. We have been creating 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.


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.

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Green Amber Earrings

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Gold Open Circle Necklace

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Diamond Vine Tendril Stacking Rings

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Square Cut Emerald With a Double Diamond Halo in White Gold

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Petite Fleur Yellow Gold Layered Necklaces

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Green and Pink Tourmaline Earrings

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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.



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. 


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.



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



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



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.


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:

Little Diamond Earrings

Art Deco Redux


Facing East

Petite Fleur

Stacking Rings


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

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. 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.

Diamond Broker Services

Diamond Search Guidance

Custom Design for Diamond Rings

GIA Diamond Certificates & Appraisals

Conflict Free Diamonds

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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The Studio

Restyle Your Jewelry

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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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