Diamonds are a perfect way to celebrate every occasion in a person’s life. Since time immemorial diamonds are considered as a symbol of eternal love, adoration and commitment and hence closely associated with weddings. This is because diamonds are strong, beautiful and durable like the tradition of an everlasting marriage relationship. A diamond engagement ring is an ultimate gift. Moreover ancient astrologers strongly believed that diamonds promoted lasting love and warded off witch crafts. The Crisscut diamonds are patented cut exclusively designed and created by Christopher Slowinski of Christopher designs.
What is a crisscut diamond?
The crisscut is a latest cut that reveals the natural beauty of diamond. Christopher Slowinski’s crisscut diamonds are unmistakable in their sparkle, radiance and brilliance. The name does not refer to the creator but rather to the crisscrossed facets that assures the diamond a gorgeous appearance and sparkling fire. The increased number of facets and the manner in which each stone is perfectly cut radiates unequalled brilliance and maximizes its overall beauty. The multiple facets continuously bounce light off to render the crisscut diamonds life, depth, scintillation and magnificence than any other diamond. The company Christopher Designs holds the exclusive design patent and the registered trademark for this special diamond cut.
Specialty of crisscut diamonds:
There are multitude of ways to cut diamonds and to bring out their radiance and elegance. One of the cut that is recently developed with the aid of technology is the crisscut. The cuts are uniquely crafted to maximize their radiance, brilliance scintillation and light dispersion of the gem. Yes, the crisscut facet configuration assures unmatched depth and stunning elegance. Crisscut diamonds possess superb reflective quality and incomparable brilliance to give the beholder a feeling of depth of the diamond. The facets in these diamonds optimize the light reflection thus intensifying its radiance and brilliance.
Styles of crisscut diamonds:
The crisscut diamonds come in four different styles namely the emerald, round, cushion and Asscher. Each of these styles is uniquely cut to bring out their sparkle and splendor. They are specially crafted and designed to increase their brilliance for a bold, beautiful and lasting shine and luster.
1. The crisscut round: This was introduced in the year 2008 as a perfect addition to the crisscut family. Though initially related to the famous 58 facet round incredibly beautiful diamond this one displays a class of its own. It is specially cut and crafted from AGS ideal triple zero diamonds to render a timeless beauty. The crisscross round features 109 facets which shine with unmatched brilliance. Although the crisscut round appears round in shape it comprises of twelve straight walls and twelve sides each perfectly cut that a dozen arrows point flawlessly towards the center of the stone. The diamond’s edges disintegrate the light beautifully to create an illusion of an impeccably scalloped finish. The wider facets created underneath the stone seems to create an infinite glamour and shimmer. With superior performance and incredible sheen they are the perfect choice of women who prefer the traditional round shapes.
2. Crisscut emerald: For more than fifteen years crisscut emeralds have spread timeless beauty and flawless radiance. Crisscut’s truly distinctive facet configuration and arrangement adds to its overall beauty and sophistication. The unique facets continuously reflect light and add to the depth of fire and dazzling elegance that is not present in any other stone. Generally emerald cut rough is used for crisscut, where the extra facets waste a little more rough than is used for the emerald cut. The high demand for the emerald cut diamonds has indeed caused the price of this type of rough to shoot up.
3. Crisscut cushion: The crisscut cushion otherwise referred to as the Old-mine cut was once upon a time the most famous cut diamond. However as there were no set proportions it was very difficult to perfectly match two different stones. This ultimately paved the way for the decline in popularity of these stones and the rise of the more contemporary round cut diamonds. Through years of extensive research and development activities Christopher Designs initiated efforts to revive the cushion’s trademark. By incorporating the crisscut facet configuration they have recreated a distinctive and extraordinary stone with eminence, depth and radiance. Their innovative creation – the crisscut cushion is a symbol of elegance simplicity and expressive style. The internal facet design of the crisscut cushion enhances the fire, brilliance and the richness of the stone.
4. Crisscut Asscher: These Asscher cut diamonds were created by Joseph Asscher in the early 20th century. It implemented the step facet configuration which attracted a person’s eye into the center of the stone to create an illusion of intense depth. However the greatest disadvantage of this stone was that light leaked out of the bottom of the stone making it lose its brilliance and shine. By incorporating the ultimate crisscut facet technology, Christopher Designs have found a solution for optimizing the false perception of depth without compromising on its brilliance and grandeur.
Shapes of crisscut diamonds:
The step cut crisscut diamonds comes in rectangular or octagonal shapes. Generally the step cut crisscut diamond has 77 facets some of which may be crisscrossed in nature. The step cut crisscut diamond is a newer twist to the traditional step cut. Triangular facets are also applied to the steps in the pavilion. The rectangular crisscut diamonds comes in graded sizes and are used mainly in jewelry making. Octagonal crisscuts were mostly preferred as solitaires.
The crisscut diamonds introduced by Christopher Designs refined just how radiant and brilliant a diamond can ever look. Crisscut diamonds are used in the making of rings, bands, pendants, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and many more to say. The technological innovations in this field have helped him create an extensive collection of aesthetically pleasing jewelry incorporating the famous crisscut diamonds. No wonder Christopher Slowinski is globally acclaimed as the amazing inventor, jeweler and artist. His crisscut diamonds are precision engineered to reflect quality, luminance and an eternal glow. Crisscut diamonds inspires a feeling of everlasting love. Yes, Christopher Designs is committed to excellence as each and every piece involves exquisite craftsmanship.