Rockford IL and Beloit WI’s only Master Jeweler
Custom Jewelry Design
For Christopher, the process of making a custom designed jewelry piece is the perfect blend of science and art. Christopher is the only certified master jeweler in Rockford, Illinois and Beloit, Wisconsin. He pushes the boundaries of design by creating one of a kind jewelry made with certified diamonds, gems, and quality gold. Christopher can also use your stones from original pieces and put them in a new setting, blending the original gold with new and creating a brand creation without losing the sentimental value. From a sketch or photograph, Christopher can create the perfect piece. Your jewelry will be hand created by a masterful eye and skilled craftsmanship. Clients call the store to set up an appointment or you can stop in to see Christopher.
- Designer jewelry for clients across the nation
- Full jewelry service manufacturer
- Designs for retail jewelry stores
- Full service, in house, jewelry repair
Christopher has created custom pieces for several celebrities, including Rockford’s very own Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and Mitch Arnold from the band Wayland. Read more about celebrity jewelry designed by Christopher.
For your dream inspiration to be your dream creation, stop in for handmade jewelry by Christopher.
Jewelry by Christopher has been based in Rockford, IL for over 20 years.
Christopher Cole is Rockford’s only certified Master Jeweler, having received certification from the Jewelers of America in 2005. He specializes in designing custom jewelry pieces from your existing stones or will search to find the perfect stone. Christopher is also a diamond broker allowing him to select the most brilliant and high quality stone within your budget.
My 25th wedding anniversary gift early…6/8/15. Wanted to keep my design of my engagement/wedding/10th anniversary set. Found Christophers in Rockford, IL to make my design of all three rings come together. I also upgraded my 1/4 carat to a VS1 .80 carat G color (certified diamond). He did such an amazing brilliant job…far more than I ever expected. I cried when I saw it and it takes a lot to make this girl cry. He is so amazingly talented and reasonably priced it’s ridiculous. I say anyone in the Rockford/Chicago area that wants a one of the kind to die for ring…please see this man.
I recently inherited a diamond pendant necklace and diamond stud earrings. The earrings were appraised in 2008 for $1500. I wanted to upgrade the earrings and thought if I traded in the earrings I could use that money to purchase a larger diamond and combine it with the diamond in the pendant and I could have upgraded earrings. I took these items to a local jeweler who told me my diamond earrings were of very poor quality and that he would not be able to give me very much for them. This made me uncomfortable as I knew that to be untrue. He then told me that for $3800 he would sell me a new 0.70 ctw diamond that would match the diamond in my pendant and make my new earrings.
Christopher will go above and beyond what any big box jewelry store would do!! Not only is my ring gorgeous, it’s original!! No other woman has it. I needed it sized twice. The band fixed, and a gem replaced, and Christopher took care of everything at no cost to me and with great care and understanding. You will not get this service at a big box jewelry store. Shop local and shop at Christopher’s!!
My husband bought me a beautiful, significant-sized raw emerald during his travels and took it to Christopher to design a setting. Christopher ultimately featured this vibrant green stone in an unconventional white gold setting which looks absolutely exquisite on a white gold chain — truly a work of art! In addition, I finally decided to address my engagement ring which needed to be resized without compromising the integrity of the design and stone. Christopher very carefully and methodically analyzed my engagement ring which posed an architectural problem with potential risk that could crack my emerald cut diamond. With his master craftsmanship, expertise and precision, the end result is that I am more thrilled with my engagement ring now than I ever was before.
My fiancé jeff had you make the most beautiful custom ring based off my grandmother’s ring. Not only is it beyond gorgeous, but you had custom ordered a box for it as well. Amazing work, it’s stunning.
I just got my ring back from repair at Jewelry By Christopher. He did a wonderful job. My ring looks like a brand new ring. He fixed the prongs and cleaned it up so well even the tiniest diamonds are sparkling. It hasn’t looked this good in 44 years. Even though I wasn’t a big spender Chris treated me with respect and kindness.
My fiancé brought a design to Christopher that was very unique. His expectations were met and exceeded! I loved the ring when I saw it! It has very beautiful etching on the sides and I love how the diamond is completely exposed to show off its beauty! Very well done Christopher! I couldn’t be happier!
Chris helped me design an engagement ring that has the EMS symbol part of it. I was very excited that he said that he would love to do this ring for me. After the ring was finished I couldnt wait to see the ring he had for me and let me say that he went above and beyond what i had imagined it would be. Chris thank you from me and my new fiance we are both very very happy with the ring thank you again so very much!