This Collection Evolved from Traditional Jewelry Making
Our latest collection of engagement rings were created as a combination of new and classic designs. We have combined some of our signature vintage styles with some recent styles to create a collection that encompasses traditional jewelry making techniques with artistry and craftsmanship. It is a collection that goes back to the beginning of my career in metalsmithing and one that will continue to evolve.
Back in the Day...
Back in the day, before the internet, computer-aided design, and 3D printing, every aspect of jewelry making was by hand and we used mostly traditional tools. Making curves was a lot easier than making straight lines. Not that we couldn’t make a perfect square but a soft intuitive and graceful line seemed so much more fun and creative. Besides, curves were “in,” and that was the style of the moment.
Designing Engagement Rings around Nature and the Human Form
Nature inspired so many art movements of the past because we have a connection that draws us to it. The tendrils of a vine, the sweep of clouds in the sky or the patterns of water flowing in a stream, all display curvilinear patterns. Patterns in nature are often pure expressions of curvilinear design as are we ourselves. There are no straight lines on the human body, which is why curvilinear jewelry designs can look so beautiful and are so compelling. Long, languishing lines wrapped around the body evoke a softer gentler time and harken back to nature.
Our Curvilinear Collection, Flowing Lines, is a work in progress, serving as an inspiration to other bespoke pieces. Please enjoy it evolves.
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We specialize in making custom jewelry and engagement rings using raw materials or using an inherited gemstone to redesign in our Restyle Design Services. Whether you have a style in mind or need a bit of guidance, our designers take you through the process step by step and create one of a kind pieces that last a lifetime.
Christopher Duquet worked personally with me to design a custom engagement ring for my fiancée-to-be. She had a very particular design in mind and Christopher did an amazing job of bringing that vision to life. In a short time frame, he was able to locate a brilliant diamond and create the ring. Needless to say, it was a big hit with her as well as her family and friends. She liked it so much, it was a no-brainer to come back to Christopher for the wedding ring. Would definitely recommend Christopher Duquet to others in the future! – Brandon C.