Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry

★★★★★
  • 1224 Chicago Avenue

    Evanston, IL 60202

    Map & Directions
  • 847-733-0656

About Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry

Categories
  • Jewelry
  • Custom Jewelry
  • Diamonds
Details
  • Shop Online
  • Jewelry Design
Hours
M Closed, Tu-F 10am-5:30pm, Sa 10am-5pm, Su Closed
Emails
  • christopher@christopherduquet.com

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      I cant say enough about Villi and the entire team at Christopher Duquet. I looked and looked for the perfect resetting of my engagement ring and found something near perfect at Christopher Duquet. Villi helped me make the design my own

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      I cant say enough about Villi and the entire team at Christopher Duquet. I looked and looked for the perfect resetting of my engagement ring and found something near perfect at Christopher Duquet. Villi helped me make the design my own

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      I almost didn't go to Christopher Duquet because I assumed it would be way too much for my modest budget...but meeting an employee, Terran, randomly outside the store, she convinced me to come in to see about getting a wedding band

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      I almost didn't go to Christopher Duquet because I assumed it would be way too much for my modest budget...but meeting an employee, Terran, randomly outside the store, she convinced me to come in to see about getting a wedding band

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      The entire staff of Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry has been knowledgeable and personable. One feels like one is in good hands upon entering the shop. Christopher Duquet and his staff want to do their best not only for you as a customer,

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      The entire staff of Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry has been knowledgeable and personable. One feels like one is in good hands upon entering the shop. Christopher Duquet and his staff want to do their best not only for you as a customer,

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      When I was younger, I used to go to Christophers store and play with my sister while my mom and dad shopped. It is hard to believe that when my husband and I needed to look for rings, Christophers is the first and only place we went.

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      When I was younger, I used to go to Christophers store and play with my sister while my mom and dad shopped. It is hard to believe that when my husband and I needed to look for rings, Christophers is the first and only place we went.

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      I recently bought an engagement ring from Christopher Duquet and my fianc absolutely loves it. I went in with a decent idea of what I wanted and Villi worked with me to design the ring I wanted. My fianc absolutely loves it. She says

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      I recently bought an engagement ring from Christopher Duquet and my fianc absolutely loves it. I went in with a decent idea of what I wanted and Villi worked with me to design the ring I wanted. My fianc absolutely loves it. She says

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      I contacted Christopher in early March while in search of a jeweler that creates custom engagement rings. I set an appointment over the phone and was intending on it being a rather short interaction, basically just look at some of his

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      I contacted Christopher in early March while in search of a jeweler that creates custom engagement rings. I set an appointment over the phone and was intending on it being a rather short interaction, basically just look at some of his

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      I cannot say enough good things about Christopher Duquet and his team. Initially, I went to Christopher to talk about hiding an ugly engagement ring behind some of his beautiful wedding bands. But Christopher wanted me to be completely

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      I cannot say enough good things about Christopher Duquet and his team. Initially, I went to Christopher to talk about hiding an ugly engagement ring behind some of his beautiful wedding bands. But Christopher wanted me to be completely

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      Do not miss Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry! Christopher is a true artist in gems and fine metal. He can design an engagement ring like no other-just ask each of my lovely daughters. His designs are unique and beautiful. The shop is a

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      Do not miss Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry! Christopher is a true artist in gems and fine metal. He can design an engagement ring like no other-just ask each of my lovely daughters. His designs are unique and beautiful. The shop is a

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      Christopher came recommended to us by 2 different people. They did not steer us wrong. My fiance and I were both clueless about diamonds (and it was evident), but Christopher was patient and took the time to educate us both. We never

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      Christopher came recommended to us by 2 different people. They did not steer us wrong. My fiance and I were both clueless about diamonds (and it was evident), but Christopher was patient and took the time to educate us both. We never

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      After my first discussion with Christopher, I knew I had come to the right place. We sat down and discussed exactly what I had in mind for an engagement ring. Christopher took the time to listen to my requests and sketched out a drawing

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      After my first discussion with Christopher, I knew I had come to the right place. We sat down and discussed exactly what I had in mind for an engagement ring. Christopher took the time to listen to my requests and sketched out a drawing

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      My partner and I had a fabulous experience with Christopher Duquet. \r
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      We wanted to design bands for our civil union, but had no idea where to start or what we wanted. We were shown many different options and educated about the benefits

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      My partner and I had a fabulous experience with Christopher Duquet. \r
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      We wanted to design bands for our civil union, but had no idea where to start or what we wanted. We were shown many different options and educated about the benefits

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      I am a graduate student that lives on a very modest budget. When I came in looking for an engagement ring for my now fiancee I thought that I was way out of my league. When I told the staff about my budget they said "No Problem" and

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      I am a graduate student that lives on a very modest budget. When I came in looking for an engagement ring for my now fiancee I thought that I was way out of my league. When I told the staff about my budget they said "No Problem" and

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      Wow! I am speechless!!! My ring is absolutely stunning and has far exceeded all of my expectations. I cannot begin to tell you how many daily compliments I receive on my ring. Stanley, you were right, it truly is a

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      Wow! I am speechless!!! My ring is absolutely stunning and has far exceeded all of my expectations. I cannot begin to tell you how many daily compliments I receive on my ring. Stanley, you were right, it truly is a

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      After visiting Christopher Duquets in Evanston, I was blown away by the quality of his jewelry. I was referred to Christopher by a friend of mine, when I was recruited to help someone pick out an engagement ring.

      I called the day before

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      After visiting Christopher Duquets in Evanston, I was blown away by the quality of his jewelry. I was referred to Christopher by a friend of mine, when I was recruited to help someone pick out an engagement ring.

      I called the day before

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      About the only thing I love more than the engagement ring we designed with Christopher Duquet would be my fiance. I'm not kidding. We heard about Christopher through a family friend late last year and made our initial visit soon after. I

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      About the only thing I love more than the engagement ring we designed with Christopher Duquet would be my fiance. I'm not kidding. We heard about Christopher through a family friend late last year and made our initial visit soon after. I

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      I just got my diamond reset at Christopher Duquet. My ring was hand made, not factory made. Christopher took care of me through the entire process. He takes great pride in what he does and what he knows about jewelry making. He said the

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      I just got my diamond reset at Christopher Duquet. My ring was hand made, not factory made. Christopher took care of me through the entire process. He takes great pride in what he does and what he knows about jewelry making. He said the

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      I just got engaged, April 4, 2011, and I am still in awe with the way the ring turned out. Every time someone asks to see the ring I make it a point to take the ring off so that the amazing detail on the ring is appreciated by all, not

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      I just got engaged, April 4, 2011, and I am still in awe with the way the ring turned out. Every time someone asks to see the ring I make it a point to take the ring off so that the amazing detail on the ring is appreciated by all, not

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      I had a great experience with Christopher Duquet. He and Villi made the whole process of getting an engagement ring fun and pleasurable. My fiancee and I had been into the store before we got engaged just to look at ring ideas. After I

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      I had a great experience with Christopher Duquet. He and Villi made the whole process of getting an engagement ring fun and pleasurable. My fiancee and I had been into the store before we got engaged just to look at ring ideas. After I

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      Christopher Duquet is not only one of the finest jewelers in the area, he is by far one of the best business owners I have ever dealt with. His jewelry is amazing, his service is second to none, and his prices are very fair for the

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      Christopher Duquet is not only one of the finest jewelers in the area, he is by far one of the best business owners I have ever dealt with. His jewelry is amazing, his service is second to none, and his prices are very fair for the

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      I've been in Christopher's store - sometimes just for looking - and have always found designs that were unique and materials and stones that were out of the ordinary. His clean aesthetic and commitment to quality are evident in his work,

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      I've been in Christopher's store - sometimes just for looking - and have always found designs that were unique and materials and stones that were out of the ordinary. His clean aesthetic and commitment to quality are evident in his work,

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      I was very happy when we first visited Christopher and his store. His designs were exactly what I was looking for in terms of my engagement ring. He has wonderful modern yet classy designs. I knew right away the ring for me.

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      I was very happy when we first visited Christopher and his store. His designs were exactly what I was looking for in terms of my engagement ring. He has wonderful modern yet classy designs. I knew right away the ring for me.

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      Christopher and his team of artists create wonderful, timeless pieces. I am a repeat costumer, ten times over. He will even make you a latte while you wait! I am a huge fan!

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      Christopher and his team of artists create wonderful, timeless pieces. I am a repeat costumer, ten times over. He will even make you a latte while you wait! I am a huge fan!

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      I knew that I wanted to get my now fiance a ring that would be both antique style and modern/fancy. \r
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      I looked online at lots of sites, and I did see some rings that were nice looking. However, after thinking about it, I decided

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      I knew that I wanted to get my now fiance a ring that would be both antique style and modern/fancy. \r
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      I looked online at lots of sites, and I did see some rings that were nice looking. However, after thinking about it, I decided

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      and just perfect for me!!\r
      The day I received the engagement ring it was a total surprise for me, everything was just perfect, the ring was beautiful (and still is). \r
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      Since it was a bit too big on my finger, we went right away to

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      and just perfect for me!!\r
      The day I received the engagement ring it was a total surprise for me, everything was just perfect, the ring was beautiful (and still is). \r
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      Since it was a bit too big on my finger, we went right away to

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      and found it here.

      I honestly will not purchase high quality jewelry anywhere else. Perfect engagement ring (twice!!) and perfect personal experience. Honestly - I know very few things for real and one is this store and how perfect

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      and found it here.

      I honestly will not purchase high quality jewelry anywhere else. Perfect engagement ring (twice!!) and perfect personal experience. Honestly - I know very few things for real and one is this store and how perfect

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      From the moment I decided I would propose to my love I knew that I wanted to design a ring for her. My first attempt at finding a jeweler occurred at a store on Jeweler's Row in downtown Chicago, where a man eating a chubby sandwich

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      From the moment I decided I would propose to my love I knew that I wanted to design a ring for her. My first attempt at finding a jeweler occurred at a store on Jeweler's Row in downtown Chicago, where a man eating a chubby sandwich

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      I was looking for something unique and beautiful for the engagement ring. I didn't want to buy something that had been made a million times. At the same time, I did not want to pay a ridiculous premium for custom design work. After reading

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      I was looking for something unique and beautiful for the engagement ring. I didn't want to buy something that had been made a million times. At the same time, I did not want to pay a ridiculous premium for custom design work. After reading

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      Prior to visiting Christopher's store, i had visited another jewelry store looking for engagement rings and was not comfortable with my experience. I felt like the staff at the other store were a bit pushy and tried to talk me out of a

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      Prior to visiting Christopher's store, i had visited another jewelry store looking for engagement rings and was not comfortable with my experience. I felt like the staff at the other store were a bit pushy and tried to talk me out of a

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      From the moment I walked into Christopher Duquet's Fine Jewelry in Evanston, I realized I wasn't in your typical jewelry store. From the high quality of the pieces on display, to the laid-back, non-pushy approach, to the superior

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      From the moment I walked into Christopher Duquet's Fine Jewelry in Evanston, I realized I wasn't in your typical jewelry store. From the high quality of the pieces on display, to the laid-back, non-pushy approach, to the superior

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      After an around the world search for engagement rings which took me to Jeweler's Row, the suburbs, Indianapolis, and even to a few online jewelers I found myself in Christopher's shop one early Saturday morning after a highly regarded

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      After an around the world search for engagement rings which took me to Jeweler's Row, the suburbs, Indianapolis, and even to a few online jewelers I found myself in Christopher's shop one early Saturday morning after a highly regarded

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      10 years ago I designed my first set of wedding rings with a jeweler in Chicago. I wasn't sure what I wanted at the time, but my husband-to-be and I worked with the jeweler and came up with a design that seemed to fit. I was

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      10 years ago I designed my first set of wedding rings with a jeweler in Chicago. I wasn't sure what I wanted at the time, but my husband-to-be and I worked with the jeweler and came up with a design that seemed to fit. I was

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      I visited a lot of chain stores and you can tell that all the rings are mass produced and nothing special. A co-worker of mine told me about Christopher and how you can go to him with an idea and he'll make a reality. Well, this he did and

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      I visited a lot of chain stores and you can tell that all the rings are mass produced and nothing special. A co-worker of mine told me about Christopher and how you can go to him with an idea and he'll make a reality. Well, this he did and

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      Working with Christopher and Villi was great from start to finish. We decided to visit the store after searching online and reading some great reviews, and we were impressed as we walked in. The store is great and had such a nice selection compared to all the boring old chain stores. Plus, the service was excellent. We always felt welcome, and all of the questions I had were answered without hesitation. They were more than happy to educate us on both the diamond buying process as well as the ring production process. Villi was very patient with me as I tweaked the design of the ring throughout the process. They were both very honest and not pushy in any particular direction which was great.

      It was awesome to see the ring in each step of the process and the end result was beautiful! The diamond looked better than I could have imagined, and the ring itself was both unique and well-crafted. Christopher was the only jeweler who had the full bezel design that my fianc wanted (among tons of other great rings). My fianc was very pleased with the ring and we couldn??t have been happier with the decision to go with Christopher Duquet. We will highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to purchase an engagement ring or other jewelry, and we will definitely be back in the future for our wedding bands!

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      Working with Christopher and Villi was great from start to finish. We decided to visit the store after searching online and reading some great reviews, and we were impressed as we walked in. The store is great and had such a nice selection compared to all the boring old chain stores. Plus, the service was excellent. We always felt welcome, and all of the questions I had were answered without hesitation. They were more than happy to educate us on both the diamond buying process as well as the ring production process. Villi was very patient with me as I tweaked the design of the ring throughout the process. They were both very honest and not pushy in any particular direction which was great.

      It was awesome to see the ring in each step of the process and the end result was beautiful! The diamond looked better than I could have imagined, and the ring itself was both unique and well-crafted. Christopher was the only jeweler who had the full bezel design that my fianc wanted (among tons of other great rings). My fianc was very pleased with the ring and we couldn??t have been happier with the decision to go with Christopher Duquet. We will highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to purchase an engagement ring or other jewelry, and we will definitely be back in the future for our wedding bands!

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      Getting engaged doesn??t happen every day. I wasn??t about to leave one of the most memorable moments of my life to chance. When it came to the engagement ring, I wanted it to be a special and unique expression of my love. I researched many jewelers and stores and found the most favorable reviews to be for Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry Design. From the moment I walked in, Christopher and his staff were supportive and patient with me as I explored the options available. Christopher and Villi treated me with respect and spent time educating me about the differences in the metals and the stones prior to my decision.

      I couldn??t be happier with the ring, the engagement day was incredibly special and everyone compliments my wife on her rings. We went back to Christopher Duquet for our wedding bands and once again, Villi and Christopher worked with us and spent time helping us work through the options available. The creativity of the staff and the selection available is far more refined than other jewelers I??ve encountered. Christopher and his team do not simply sell jewelry, they design pieces that are unique and beautiful that will last a lifetime. Thanks Christopher, Villi and the whole Duquet team, I couldn??t have asked for a better experience!

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      Getting engaged doesn??t happen every day. I wasn??t about to leave one of the most memorable moments of my life to chance. When it came to the engagement ring, I wanted it to be a special and unique expression of my love. I researched many jewelers and stores and found the most favorable reviews to be for Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry Design. From the moment I walked in, Christopher and his staff were supportive and patient with me as I explored the options available. Christopher and Villi treated me with respect and spent time educating me about the differences in the metals and the stones prior to my decision.

      I couldn??t be happier with the ring, the engagement day was incredibly special and everyone compliments my wife on her rings. We went back to Christopher Duquet for our wedding bands and once again, Villi and Christopher worked with us and spent time helping us work through the options available. The creativity of the staff and the selection available is far more refined than other jewelers I??ve encountered. Christopher and his team do not simply sell jewelry, they design pieces that are unique and beautiful that will last a lifetime. Thanks Christopher, Villi and the whole Duquet team, I couldn??t have asked for a better experience!

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      My fiance and I had an excellent experience here. The experience of designing our own ring was worth it without even considering the exceptional service and friendly faces. I was particularly impressed with how laid back and easy they made the design process. It was a huge comfort to be able to see the solid model and wax model before we committed to the ring. Villi helped us through the whole process and they definitely earned their money.

      Thanks, Villi.

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      My fiance and I had an excellent experience here. The experience of designing our own ring was worth it without even considering the exceptional service and friendly faces. I was particularly impressed with how laid back and easy they made the design process. It was a huge comfort to be able to see the solid model and wax model before we committed to the ring. Villi helped us through the whole process and they definitely earned their money.

      Thanks, Villi.

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      When I wanted to propose to my wife, I had a good idea of what I wanted, and it involved the ability to cast metal into a unique shape. I had searched for 'custom jewelery', and to my dismay this seemed to mean the same thing: pick a setting, pick a stone or stones, and the marriage of those two became a 'custom' ring. That didn't work for me, my setting was in my head, and I needed to find someone who could collaborate with me from the beginning.

      Then I found Christopher Duquet, and when I saw he used the lost wax method of casting jewelry my heart raced ?? exactly what I needed. Not only was Christopher able to do it, he was excited about the project as both a challenge and a concept. We doodled some shapes on paper, and I came back the following week to get started. We took out play-doh, and working on an enormous scale, started to fashion a very unique, meaningful ring like nothing he or I had ever seen before. We continued this process every Saturday for the subsequent six weeks until in the end, there was a platinum band, embedded with diamonds, cradling a Tahitian black pearl. This ring looked like you could have conceivably opened an oyster and found it lying inside, born of nature vs. fashioned by man. During our weeks together Christopher and I struck up a terrific working relationship that shows in the final piece.

      For our wedding bands, Chris delivered in spades. Sarah's is a companion to her engagement ring, together they cradle the pearl in an embrace of diamonds and platinum that gets commented on daily. Mine is loosely based on a mobius strip, and echoes the organic curves of Sarah's set. Chris also created a set of white gold and diamond earrings that call to mind the diminishing rings of a nautilus for Sarah. Can you tell we were married by the sea?

      You would be pressed to find a fine jeweler as experienced and creative in the country, let alone here in Chicagoland. I feel very lucky that he and his wonderful staff could see my dreams become a reality.

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      When I wanted to propose to my wife, I had a good idea of what I wanted, and it involved the ability to cast metal into a unique shape. I had searched for 'custom jewelery', and to my dismay this seemed to mean the same thing: pick a setting, pick a stone or stones, and the marriage of those two became a 'custom' ring. That didn't work for me, my setting was in my head, and I needed to find someone who could collaborate with me from the beginning.

      Then I found Christopher Duquet, and when I saw he used the lost wax method of casting jewelry my heart raced ?? exactly what I needed. Not only was Christopher able to do it, he was excited about the project as both a challenge and a concept. We doodled some shapes on paper, and I came back the following week to get started. We took out play-doh, and working on an enormous scale, started to fashion a very unique, meaningful ring like nothing he or I had ever seen before. We continued this process every Saturday for the subsequent six weeks until in the end, there was a platinum band, embedded with diamonds, cradling a Tahitian black pearl. This ring looked like you could have conceivably opened an oyster and found it lying inside, born of nature vs. fashioned by man. During our weeks together Christopher and I struck up a terrific working relationship that shows in the final piece.

      For our wedding bands, Chris delivered in spades. Sarah's is a companion to her engagement ring, together they cradle the pearl in an embrace of diamonds and platinum that gets commented on daily. Mine is loosely based on a mobius strip, and echoes the organic curves of Sarah's set. Chris also created a set of white gold and diamond earrings that call to mind the diminishing rings of a nautilus for Sarah. Can you tell we were married by the sea?

      You would be pressed to find a fine jeweler as experienced and creative in the country, let alone here in Chicagoland. I feel very lucky that he and his wonderful staff could see my dreams become a reality.

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      Christopher is one of the most thoughtful and professional merchants I have ever dealt with. His knowledge of the business is exceptional. I purchased a gift for my wife and she loves it. Christopher's design was very pleasing and well thought out. I could not have asked for a better person to help me. Thanks Chris.

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      Christopher is one of the most thoughtful and professional merchants I have ever dealt with. His knowledge of the business is exceptional. I purchased a gift for my wife and she loves it. Christopher's design was very pleasing and well thought out. I could not have asked for a better person to help me. Thanks Chris.

      Pros: Excellent to work with

      Cons: NONE!

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      I first met the Duquets 17 years ago when they designed my wife's engagement ring and my wedding ring. Many times since then I have come to them with a vague idea for a present for my wife or more often than that a blank look on my face with no ideas at all. They always come through and make me look good. Recently, I wanted to get my wife a bracelet for a special occasion. We talked and Chris created a gold and diamond bracelet that compliments the other jewelry he has designed for her over the years. He did this quickly and within budget. My wife was thrilled. Their designs are always unique and elegant. I trust them, I trust their taste, they are good people to work with. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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      I first met the Duquets 17 years ago when they designed my wife's engagement ring and my wedding ring. Many times since then I have come to them with a vague idea for a present for my wife or more often than that a blank look on my face with no ideas at all. They always come through and make me look good. Recently, I wanted to get my wife a bracelet for a special occasion. We talked and Chris created a gold and diamond bracelet that compliments the other jewelry he has designed for her over the years. He did this quickly and within budget. My wife was thrilled. Their designs are always unique and elegant. I trust them, I trust their taste, they are good people to work with. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

      Pros: Unique ideas, unique designs, good people

      Cons: none

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      I first found Christopher Duquet Jewelers more than ten years ago when I went with my sister to pick up a gorgeous ring he had designed for her. I was immediately attracted to the beautiful displays of rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. I couldn't wait to become a client.
      The first piece Chris designed for me was a necklace using the solitaire from my mother-in-law's engagement ring. The design he created set off the solitaire beautifully. I couldn't have been happier. Just this weekend, I picked up a diamond station bracelet that Chris and his staff helped design. It more than exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love it.
      It was a pleasure working with Chris and his staff. They are very professional, courteous and LISTEN to you, whether you are discussing design or price considerations.
      Come take a look at his store. You won't be disappointed.

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      I first found Christopher Duquet Jewelers more than ten years ago when I went with my sister to pick up a gorgeous ring he had designed for her. I was immediately attracted to the beautiful displays of rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. I couldn't wait to become a client.
      The first piece Chris designed for me was a necklace using the solitaire from my mother-in-law's engagement ring. The design he created set off the solitaire beautifully. I couldn't have been happier. Just this weekend, I picked up a diamond station bracelet that Chris and his staff helped design. It more than exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love it.
      It was a pleasure working with Chris and his staff. They are very professional, courteous and LISTEN to you, whether you are discussing design or price considerations.
      Come take a look at his store. You won't be disappointed.

      Pros: Excellent Service, Superb Craftmanship

      Cons: None!

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      I am a jewelry lover from way back, since I was a little girl. I have long admired excellent craftsmanship and design and delighted in acquiring special pieces to treasure over the years.
      I have gone to Chris for many years now, and have sent many friends to him as well. I have brought in pieces of jewelry I had not worn for a long time, that needed a new design, and I have recently brought in some stones from pieces of jewelry that had been left to me by loved ones,and about which I had strong feelings.
      Chris has always been quite sensitive, attentive, and creative in his designs. I am far from his biggest spending customer, but you would never know it by how I have been treated. He has spent as much time and energy and effort reworking my pieces and setting my stones as he has with anyone else with whom he has worked.
      If you have a specific timeframe or deadline, just be clear about it and Chris will honor it. I treasure the pieces he has made for me and recommend him very highly.

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      I am a jewelry lover from way back, since I was a little girl. I have long admired excellent craftsmanship and design and delighted in acquiring special pieces to treasure over the years.
      I have gone to Chris for many years now, and have sent many friends to him as well. I have brought in pieces of jewelry I had not worn for a long time, that needed a new design, and I have recently brought in some stones from pieces of jewelry that had been left to me by loved ones,and about which I had strong feelings.
      Chris has always been quite sensitive, attentive, and creative in his designs. I am far from his biggest spending customer, but you would never know it by how I have been treated. He has spent as much time and energy and effort reworking my pieces and setting my stones as he has with anyone else with whom he has worked.
      If you have a specific timeframe or deadline, just be clear about it and Chris will honor it. I treasure the pieces he has made for me and recommend him very highly.

      Pros: friendly, personalized service

      Cons: none

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      I have been a customer of Christopher Duquet for over twenty years. His jewelry designs are both unique and exquisite. His personal service goes beyond what is expected.
      I love to wear all my pieces designed by Christopher Duquet. I receive compliments on my Christopher Duquet jewelry all the time. I would highly recommend Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry to anyone who is the market for the best fine jewelry in the Chicago area and beyond.

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      I have been a customer of Christopher Duquet for over twenty years. His jewelry designs are both unique and exquisite. His personal service goes beyond what is expected.
      I love to wear all my pieces designed by Christopher Duquet. I receive compliments on my Christopher Duquet jewelry all the time. I would highly recommend Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry to anyone who is the market for the best fine jewelry in the Chicago area and beyond.

      Pros: Service and unique selection

      Cons: none

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      After doing extensive research we picked CD based on reviews & just an overall good feeling we had when we visited the store on a scouting trip. We were not disappointed! My fiance had a vision in mind for her engagement ring that was quite nontraditional, and Christopher worked directly with her to hand design something that was truly special. We were a little nervous when we were shown a draft computer design that were not exactly what she wanted, but Christopher assured us that because this design was so organic, the computer couldn't capture the essence of the ring and we would have to go straight to a mold and then make adjustments from there. We took a leap of faith, and he was right! Christopher and my fiance met on numerous occasions to finalize on a design, and then I gave Christopher a budget and a deadline. The ring was made on time & on budget! We are so happy we picked CD, thank you for a alleviating our concerns and making an amazing piece of jewelry that we get to look at for the rest of our lives!

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      ★★★★★

      After doing extensive research we picked CD based on reviews & just an overall good feeling we had when we visited the store on a scouting trip. We were not disappointed! My fiance had a vision in mind for her engagement ring that was quite nontraditional, and Christopher worked directly with her to hand design something that was truly special. We were a little nervous when we were shown a draft computer design that were not exactly what she wanted, but Christopher assured us that because this design was so organic, the computer couldn't capture the essence of the ring and we would have to go straight to a mold and then make adjustments from there. We took a leap of faith, and he was right! Christopher and my fiance met on numerous occasions to finalize on a design, and then I gave Christopher a budget and a deadline. The ring was made on time & on budget! We are so happy we picked CD, thank you for a alleviating our concerns and making an amazing piece of jewelry that we get to look at for the rest of our lives!

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      So a while ago I decided to propose to my now wife. I had my mothers engagement ring and a ring that was handed down from my grandmother. I had no idea what kind of ring to pick out so I proposed with these 2 rings and I thought we could shop for a ring together.

      We looked at a few big type jewelry stores but we weren't feeling it. Somehow we came across Christopher Duquet and thought we would check it out.

      We talked to Villi for a bit about what we were looking to do and she started sketching a ring from scratch just by listening to my fiancee. They melted the gold from my 2 rings and reused the diamonds to make us a ring and it turned out awesome! So awesome if fact, that we went back and had them design our wedding bands.

      I highly recommend them! They treat you with total respect and understanding...

      2
      ★★★★★

      So a while ago I decided to propose to my now wife. I had my mothers engagement ring and a ring that was handed down from my grandmother. I had no idea what kind of ring to pick out so I proposed with these 2 rings and I thought we could shop for a ring together.

      We looked at a few big type jewelry stores but we weren't feeling it. Somehow we came across Christopher Duquet and thought we would check it out.

      We talked to Villi for a bit about what we were looking to do and she started sketching a ring from scratch just by listening to my fiancee. They melted the gold from my 2 rings and reused the diamonds to make us a ring and it turned out awesome! So awesome if fact, that we went back and had them design our wedding bands.

      I highly recommend them! They treat you with total respect and understanding...

      Pros: Very helpful, reasonable prices, all around great to work wi

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      I first went to Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry on the recommendation of a friend. I had collected several pieces of jewelry that I was no longer wearing and wanted to have Christopher design a simple ring with some of the gems from the older rings I brought in to recycle. I also brought in a beautiful antique brooch with the intent of converting it into a necklace. On the brooch, a new bail was added with an etched design matching the design of the brooch.

      Christopher and Villi went over step by step the design and fabrication process with me. They had me think very carefully about what it was exactly I wanted to do (what pieces of jewelry I might want to recycle, which gems to reuse in the new ring, and which pieces of jewelry I might want to save and why). We set a budget and Christopher and Villi were very accommodating in sticking to it, letting me know along the way that this is a collaborative process.

      I had several appointments between the time I first came in and until I picked up the final pieces. And each time Christopher and Villi were very patient in explaining what decisions had to be made and what the next step would involve. The finished ring is beautiful and is exactly what I hoped it to be, and it exceeds my expectations as well. Additionally, the antique brooch that I had made into a necklace is also beautiful. With the addition of a delicately etched bail, Villi selected a perfect double-strand white-gold chain to compliment the design and style of the brooch.

      Having no experience in jewelry design and fabrication, I quickly discovered Christopher and his staff are great facilitators in helping customers get at the core of they are looking for and might want in the final product. If you are even thinking about fabricating new pieces of jewelry from old pieces, please go to Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry in Evanston. If you are also looking to purchase new pieces of jewelry you will be equally impressed, the pieces on display are stunning. You will find an incredibly professional, artistic, and innovative group of people who will help you realize your wishes down to the smallest detail.

      2
      ★★★★★

      I first went to Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry on the recommendation of a friend. I had collected several pieces of jewelry that I was no longer wearing and wanted to have Christopher design a simple ring with some of the gems from the older rings I brought in to recycle. I also brought in a beautiful antique brooch with the intent of converting it into a necklace. On the brooch, a new bail was added with an etched design matching the design of the brooch.

      Christopher and Villi went over step by step the design and fabrication process with me. They had me think very carefully about what it was exactly I wanted to do (what pieces of jewelry I might want to recycle, which gems to reuse in the new ring, and which pieces of jewelry I might want to save and why). We set a budget and Christopher and Villi were very accommodating in sticking to it, letting me know along the way that this is a collaborative process.

      I had several appointments between the time I first came in and until I picked up the final pieces. And each time Christopher and Villi were very patient in explaining what decisions had to be made and what the next step would involve. The finished ring is beautiful and is exactly what I hoped it to be, and it exceeds my expectations as well. Additionally, the antique brooch that I had made into a necklace is also beautiful. With the addition of a delicately etched bail, Villi selected a perfect double-strand white-gold chain to compliment the design and style of the brooch.

      Having no experience in jewelry design and fabrication, I quickly discovered Christopher and his staff are great facilitators in helping customers get at the core of they are looking for and might want in the final product. If you are even thinking about fabricating new pieces of jewelry from old pieces, please go to Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry in Evanston. If you are also looking to purchase new pieces of jewelry you will be equally impressed, the pieces on display are stunning. You will find an incredibly professional, artistic, and innovative group of people who will help you realize your wishes down to the smallest detail.

      Pros: Professional, personable and attentive

      Cons: None

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      Evanston is known for independent thought and creative expression., and Christopher Duquet is a perfect fit for this town. Trusting a new jeweler is often difficult, but from the first interaction with Christopher and his staff, I felt right at home.
      I was not an easy client, as I had no idea what I wanted to do with a ring that I had not worn in over 10 years. In less than an hour Christopher was able to hear what I had to say and steer me to a set of stacking rings. Within weeks he had taken apart my old ring apart and I was wearing a fabulous new set of rings that he designed. I just love them.

      2
      ★★★★★

      Evanston is known for independent thought and creative expression., and Christopher Duquet is a perfect fit for this town. Trusting a new jeweler is often difficult, but from the first interaction with Christopher and his staff, I felt right at home.
      I was not an easy client, as I had no idea what I wanted to do with a ring that I had not worn in over 10 years. In less than an hour Christopher was able to hear what I had to say and steer me to a set of stacking rings. Within weeks he had taken apart my old ring apart and I was wearing a fabulous new set of rings that he designed. I just love them.

      Pros: Excellent service, gifted craftmanship

      Cons: none

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      Christopher Duquet helped me design and chose the right diamond, curvilinear setting and metal to make my engagement ring. I had seen an older version of the design of the ring back in the early 1990's in the Reader. I called the store, made an appointment and Christopher himself attended to me when I got to the store. The ring came out beautiful and right on time.

      After picking up the ring, I placed it in the 'Nature of Diamonds' exhibit at the Field Museum on Valentine's Day. It was a big hit, she said yes, and we are now planning our wedding in Mexico this September.

      I really appreciated the assistance in the personal attention, unique design, attention to detail, and great customer service. My fiancee and I are really looking forward to returning to design the wedding bands.

      2
      ★★★★★

      Christopher Duquet helped me design and chose the right diamond, curvilinear setting and metal to make my engagement ring. I had seen an older version of the design of the ring back in the early 1990's in the Reader. I called the store, made an appointment and Christopher himself attended to me when I got to the store. The ring came out beautiful and right on time.

      After picking up the ring, I placed it in the 'Nature of Diamonds' exhibit at the Field Museum on Valentine's Day. It was a big hit, she said yes, and we are now planning our wedding in Mexico this September.

      I really appreciated the assistance in the personal attention, unique design, attention to detail, and great customer service. My fiancee and I are really looking forward to returning to design the wedding bands.

      Pros: Great Design

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      When we first visited Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry, we were unsure exactly what we wanted in an engagement ring. In a very small amount of time, Stanley, our jeweler, was able to guide us to a design that we immediately fell in love with. The quality of both the service and the craftsmanship was outstanding, but what really stood out to us was how every step in the designing of our ring felt personal. The result is a beautiful piece of jewelry that feels incredibly special because we had such a significant role in bringing it to life. We could not have been happier with our experience, and of course with the ring itself, and we enthusiastically look forward to working with them again on our wedding bands.

      2
      ★★★★★

      When we first visited Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry, we were unsure exactly what we wanted in an engagement ring. In a very small amount of time, Stanley, our jeweler, was able to guide us to a design that we immediately fell in love with. The quality of both the service and the craftsmanship was outstanding, but what really stood out to us was how every step in the designing of our ring felt personal. The result is a beautiful piece of jewelry that feels incredibly special because we had such a significant role in bringing it to life. We could not have been happier with our experience, and of course with the ring itself, and we enthusiastically look forward to working with them again on our wedding bands.

      Pros: beautiful work, knowledgeable staff

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      Christopher Duquet's work is fabulous. He has created a number of one of a kind pieces for us from rings to necklaces. Most recently he and his team of professionals took 8 diamonds from a 1920's family heirloom pin and re-designed my engagement ring using a center stone we had purchased from him years before. The new setting is unique and utterly beautiful! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We highly recommend Christopher.

      2
      ★★★★★

      Christopher Duquet's work is fabulous. He has created a number of one of a kind pieces for us from rings to necklaces. Most recently he and his team of professionals took 8 diamonds from a 1920's family heirloom pin and re-designed my engagement ring using a center stone we had purchased from him years before. The new setting is unique and utterly beautiful! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We highly recommend Christopher.

      Pros: Love Christopher's work!

      Cons: none

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      Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry is the most amazing jewelry store in Evanston, if not all of the North Shore. The designs are absolutely beautiful and truly one-of-a-kind. Mr. Duquet works closely with you to make sure that your design wishes are carried out and that you leave with a piece that you will always treasure.

      I went into the shop with the idea for a thumb ring -- sort of an unusual request -- and left with a gorgeous piece of jewelry. Many have complimented me on the lovely detailing this ring has.

      But beyond great jewelry, the service and friendliness at Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry is out of this world. I went there at the last minute before leaving town to have my wedding rings polished. Mr. Duquet graciously helped me out, even though the rings were not from his store. Within 10 minutes the rings looked better than new!

      2
      ★★★★★

      Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry is the most amazing jewelry store in Evanston, if not all of the North Shore. The designs are absolutely beautiful and truly one-of-a-kind. Mr. Duquet works closely with you to make sure that your design wishes are carried out and that you leave with a piece that you will always treasure.

      I went into the shop with the idea for a thumb ring -- sort of an unusual request -- and left with a gorgeous piece of jewelry. Many have complimented me on the lovely detailing this ring has.

      But beyond great jewelry, the service and friendliness at Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry is out of this world. I went there at the last minute before leaving town to have my wedding rings polished. Mr. Duquet graciously helped me out, even though the rings were not from his store. Within 10 minutes the rings looked better than new!

      Pros: fabulous service, gorgeous jewelry

      Cons: none

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      I found Christopher Duquet while searching for local jewelers to design a custom engagement ring. Most jewelers were only interested in selling me the highest priced stone possible and ignored my desire for a specific, personal design. I found the complete opposite when I started working with Christopher.

      Christopher's genuinely friendly attitude and enthusiasm for art is incredibly refreshing. His knowledge of gemology was extremely helpful in guiding the design of our custom engagement ring. The final result was absolutely amazing (especially during the surprise proposal - a resounding yes!). The ring was uniquely us, and my fiancee absolutely loves it. I'm looking forward to designing wedding bands next.

      As an engineer, I was extremely pleased with the ability to see the ring in a computer drafting program and make changes as it was designed. Christopher and Stanley were incredibly helpful and receptive to my changes and suggestions, even at later points in the design process. I was extremely happy with the ability to actively participate in the design process. This is a unique experience; many other local jewelers didn't even create their own designs, much less offer you the chance to create your own design. Christopher's focus is genuinely on the customer and makes sure that your design is exactly what you want.

      Skip the big box and commercial "jewelers." Design a memorable, unique piece of jewelry that you will love for a lifetime.

      2
      ★★★★★

      I found Christopher Duquet while searching for local jewelers to design a custom engagement ring. Most jewelers were only interested in selling me the highest priced stone possible and ignored my desire for a specific, personal design. I found the complete opposite when I started working with Christopher.

      Christopher's genuinely friendly attitude and enthusiasm for art is incredibly refreshing. His knowledge of gemology was extremely helpful in guiding the design of our custom engagement ring. The final result was absolutely amazing (especially during the surprise proposal - a resounding yes!). The ring was uniquely us, and my fiancee absolutely loves it. I'm looking forward to designing wedding bands next.

      As an engineer, I was extremely pleased with the ability to see the ring in a computer drafting program and make changes as it was designed. Christopher and Stanley were incredibly helpful and receptive to my changes and suggestions, even at later points in the design process. I was extremely happy with the ability to actively participate in the design process. This is a unique experience; many other local jewelers didn't even create their own designs, much less offer you the chance to create your own design. Christopher's focus is genuinely on the customer and makes sure that your design is exactly what you want.

      Skip the big box and commercial "jewelers." Design a memorable, unique piece of jewelry that you will love for a lifetime.

      Pros: Genuine, friendly, unique &personal jewelry design, quality

      Cons: None

      Message from Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry

      Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry Design is a full-service custom design shop and jewelry studio, opened in 1993. In addition to creating custom-designed jewelry from concept to finished piece, our retail store stocks over 2,000 handcrafted fine jewelry pieces, with special expertise in engagement and wedding rings and bridal sets.

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