Your engagement is unique. You love is one of a kind. Shouldn't your engagement ring be special too? Let's create something that no one else has: a ring as remarkable and beautiful as your relationship.
UNIQUELY & FOREVER YOURS
Let's Design The Ring That's Perfect For You
What's Your Vision?
Do you have ideas about what you're looking for in a diamond? Whether the setting should be modern or traditional?
Tell us how this ring should capture your love's unique personality. We'll sketch your vision, show you options, and help you fill in the exquisite little details that will make all the difference to both of you.
Premium Custom Jewelry, Created Entirely by Our In-store Team of Artisans
If you want a ring that is uniquely yours, designed to meet your vision, you need artisans deeply committed to the craft of fine custom jewelry.
Lester Lampert has a century of experience creating custom rings. No other jeweler in Chicago has our expertise or in-house talent. We invite you to visit with our artisans as we complete your ring.
The Process of Creating Your Custom Ring
Step 1: Stone Selection
Choose the diamond that will be the focal point of your ring- one that will shine for a lifetime.
Step 2: Design Consultation
Share your ideas with one of our designers during a one-on-one session as we sketch your vision.
Step 3: Collaboration
View the 3D modeling or the hand-carved wax process, either in-person or via video conference.
Step 4: Magic Happens
Our on-site master craftsmen will use the model to begin creating a truly unique engagement ring in metal and stone, just for you.
Step 5: Beauty Revealed
Your Lampert original is finished to the highest quality standards and presented in a beautiful gift box with documents of authenticity.
Explore the Possibilities
Natural Colored Diamonds
Colored Stone Accents
Almost all diamond cuts fall into a shape category. The most popular shapes are round, princess, oval, marquise, pear, cushion, emerald, asscher, radiant, and heart.
Each shape offers a distinct set of recognizable differences that determine cost, quality, and overall brilliance and appeal.
Fine proportions, symmetry, and polish optimize a diamond's interaction with light. A diamond's beauty is made up of three attributes: brightness, fire, and scintillation.
A diamond's inner beauty is revealed via a skilled cutter. The better the cut, the more brightness, fire, and scintillation a diamond will have.
Most diamonds used in fine jewelry are colorless or nearly colorless. The grade of a diamond's color is determined by comparing that diamond to a master set. The color scale starts at D (completely colorless) and ends at Z (usually yellow, but can also be brown or gray).
Some diamonds have a phenomenon called fluorescence, which is not a factor in the grade but can influence the visible beauty of a diamond.
Because diamonds form under tremendous heat and pressure, it is extremely rare to find a diamond that lacks any internal or external characteristics.
These characteristics are often called inclusions and can play a role in the diamond's brilliance and beauty. Diamonds with fewer inclusions are more rare than those with more inclusions.
This is the physical weight of a diamond and is determined by placing it on a scale. One carat is divided into 100 points—similar to pennies in a dollar.
For example, a diamond that is 1-3/4 of a carat would be written as 1.75cts. The more a diamond weighs—everything else being equal—the rarer and more valuable it will be.
We Are Proud to Offer Forevermark Diamonds
Forevermark is the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies, which has a history of diamond expertise spanning more than 125 years. Forevermark is committed to the unwavering and passionate pursuit of the world's most beautiful diamonds, brought to you with integrity. In the constant pursuit of absolute beauty, Forevermark undergoes a journey of rigorous selection— beyond the 4Cs— in search of only those diamonds that meet its strict standards for quality and beauty.
Forevermark diamonds are also responsibly sourced. They come from mines that not only comply with strict political, financial, social and environmental requirements, but also benefit the communities in which they are operating. This ensures that each Forevermark diamond can be given or worn with pride.
"Proposing was going to be the biggest moment of our lives. My experience at Lester Lampert was fun, exciting, and most importantly, easy and cost-flexible. We were given a completely unique and customized piece that blew everyone away."