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Jeweler’s Row Chicago, IL

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:47:18 AM America/Chicago

Providing the finest in original custom jewelry and diamonds, Ethan Lord Jewelers, located in the heart of Chicago Jeweler’s Row will make your special occasion one to remember forever. 

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Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Monday, January 20, 2014 1:34:31 PM America/Chicago

Valentine’s Day presents us with the opportunity to show our loved ones how much we appreciate them.

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Finding Your Perfect Match

Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:16:15 PM America/Chicago

Ethan Lord, has been supplying couples with their stunning, matching wedding bands since 1998. Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than designing and creating wedding jewelry that captures a couple’s vision entirely.  

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Ethan Lord Custom Design

Monday, February 17, 2014 10:01:55 AM America/Chicago

At Ethan Lord, our custom design process allows you to fabricate a piece of jewelry that caters to your tastes, price range, and occasion. Our staff of personal jewelry consultants will work with you during every stage of construction from the initial idea development all the way through final casting. Lets take a look at the steps for customization.

We begin the design process with a private consultation appointment. Here you will conceptualize the design your heart desires. We encourage our customers to bring in any images or drawings to show what you had in mind. Once the idea has been discussed, we render a series of computer images to get a feel for what the piece will look like. Fine adjustments can be made during this step to ensure the design is exactly what you are looking for.

From this point we will take the computer images and create a three dimensional wax model. Using the most advanced technology in the industry, we now allow you to see the physical dimensions of your piece for a final approval before casting. After the wax model has been approved, the final stage of casting, setting, and polishing will bring your piece to life.

Ethan Lord’s custom design process provides the creative platform to develop the luxury accessory of your dreams. From necklaces and bracelets, to engagement rings and wedding bands; the possibilities for you to express your creativity are endless.

Rest assured that when working with Ethan Lord you will receive a piece crafted with the highest quality materials and treated with the utmost care.

For more information or to set up a consultation appointment please contact our office at 312-443-1401.

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Stunning Blue Star Sapphire in Platinum Setting | Ethan Lord

Friday, February 28, 2014 11:22:27 AM America/Chicago

This amazing 6.09ct blue star sapphire is a very rare stone set in a fully custom platinum setting designed by Ethan Lord’s own, Dallas Maynard. Since the client was overseas, the design started in sketches and proceeded to the CAD process after the design was confirmed. The ring’s design with larger diamonds filling the split provides a modern flair to a vintage style with detailed hand engraving on the splits. The subtle engraving was also replicated in the gallery bar to provide a little more intrigue from the views and to keep the consistency of the vintage look.

Stunning Blue Star Sapphire in Platinum Setting

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Why You Can Never Go Wrong with a Diamond | Ethan Lord Jewelers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:26:51 PM America/Chicago

Why you can never go wrong with a diamondPurchasing jewelry can sometimes seem like a stressful activity. Deciding on different stones, style of bands, and whether to opt for earrings, rings, or necklaces are all decisions that you need to make when browsing in a jewelry store.


While it is great to have huge amounts of choice when picking out jewelry, sometimes it is simply better to have the decision made for you. If you feel personally overwhelmed by the number of jewelry options in the marketplace, at Ethan Lord we thoroughly recommend purchasing a diamond.

Why exactly are diamonds so enduringly popular? Because they are classic and timeless, because they can be understated or they can be statement pieces, and because they have connotations of luxury and grandeur.

There are very few gifts you can give that will make a loved one take a sharp intake of breath, but a bespoke item of diamond jewelry is one such gift. If you have decided to purchase a diamond for yourself or for a loved one, you will want to follow a few simple rules to ensure that you buy the perfect diamond for you.

Firstly, you have to consider the cut of the diamond. The cut determines how much light is let into the stone and how much light is reflected and therefore the brilliance of the diamond. If you have ever caught sight of a glimmering diamond from across the room, this stone was sure to have a superior cut.

You should also consider diamond clarity. Each diamond is unique and this means that virtually every stone has some imperfections within it. Of course, the diamonds with the greatest clarity are the most sought after and they also sell for the highest prices.

The color of the diamond is also an important factor that should inform your purchase. Diamonds that have a slightly yellow tinge are considered less valuable than diamonds that are perfectly clear.

Of course, the diamond is simply the stone. Your diamond of choice can be set into rings, earrings, necklaces, and lockets so that you can acquire the perfect piece of diamond jewelry for you. If you are thinking about purchasing a diamond for the first time but require some guidance, our helpful and qualified staff at Ethan Lord would be more than happy to walk you through the process, ensuring that you become the owner of a diamond that makes heads turn.

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Platinum Half Round Solitaire, Princess Cut Engagement Ring Set

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:21:28 PM America/Chicago

Ethan Lord's custom 4 prong platinum half round solitaire engagement ring set with a 2.0ct GIA certified F color, SI1 clarity princess cut center diamond.

Ethan Lord's custom 4 prong platinum half round solitaire engagement ring
The band is slightly tapered towards the top to accentuate the diamond and the v-tip prong design flows with the shape of the stone. From the through finger view, the prongs have slight signature Ethan Lord cut-outs which allow the diamond to be seen in a small space through the metal.

The eternity wedding band sits perfectly flush with the engagement ring and is a nice complementary piece with the round diamonds providing a subtle difference to the princess center. He chose an 8MM Triton white tungsten wedding band which are popular due to their durability and zero maintenance.

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Surprise your partner with the perfect engagement ring | Ethan Lord

Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:14:37 PM America/Chicago

Of course, the most romantic gesture that you will ever make in your life is your wedding proposal. In order to make the make your proposal a moment to treasure forever, you have to make sure that everything about the moment is just right. Choosing the right setting, the right words, and of course the right engagement ring is imperative for creating the ultimate romantic moment.

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New S. Wabash Showroom for Ethan Lord

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:14:07 PM America/Chicago

We’re delighted to announce that our new showroom is open for private consultations.
We’re still in the heart of Chicago’s Jewelers Row, now based at 5 S. Wabash, Suite #208, on the 2nd floor.
Our elegant new showroom has displays of our fine jewels, and comfortable space for private meetings. We’ve even got a wet bar, so we can offer you a cool drink while we talk with you about your custom creation.
New S. Wabash Showroom for  Ethan Lord
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Ethan Lord creates the finest custom jewelry in Chicagoland.
Important moments The important moments in your life deserve exquisite one-of-a-kind jewels that will be cherished forever. We start with a private, in-depth consultation where we discover your vision for your jewelry. You may bring images or a drawing to show what you have in mind. We can also work with you to develop something completely unique.
New S. Wabash Showroom for  Ethan Lord
For fine jewels for the precious moments in your life, call Ethan Lord on 312-443-1401 or email [email protected].
Our Engagement Rings are made in the USA. Choose from solitaire, halo, vintage, three stones, Sapphires or Diamonds.
Wedding bands come in Platinum, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and Palladium.
Our fine jewelry collection includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces, Diamond and Sapphire rings and accessories.
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Black Diamonds

Monday, June 9, 2014 2:08:43 PM America/Chicago

We’re all accustomed to diamonds being white; however, in recent years black diamonds have been hot on the scene and doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

What are Black Diamonds? Why are they trending? What types of jewelry are black diamonds created for?

Originally, black diamonds were called Carbonado-a pure carbon crystal found by miners in Brazil in the 1800s. This stone is opaque and rather than SHINE like white diamonds. The crystal structure of black diamonds absorb light and are especially resilient.

Black diamonds have been formed deep within the earth and are often grey in color and therefore is treated. Compared to white diamonds, black diamonds are less expensive; however, the rare to find natural black diamonds are slightly more costly than treated ones. 

This gemstone is fashionable, stunning and offers an elegant touch to coordinate with any wardrobe. Whether you’re dressing up for an evening out or sporting a casual style for the day, black diamonds can tie in any a great ensemble.

Black diamonds that can be created for various pieces of jewels ranging from bracelets, earrings, necklaces to rings. This piece of treasure became popular in the 1990s and continues to be a fad today and can be seen gracing the pages of numerous style publications. Celebrities like Leanne Rimes, and Jenny Garth were both spotted donning black diamonds from their wrists to their fingers.

Black diamonds are classy and can be adaptable to every day wear- an affordable alternative to the traditional white diamonds. When black diamonds are crafted in platinum, silver or gold, this unique stone radiates and captures attention, making it all more the desirable. 

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