Christopher Designs, Available at Diamond Castle Jewelers in Novi, MI
Diamond Castle Jewelers in Novi, MI carries Christopher Designs. With a large range of bridal jewelry as well as fine jewelry and one-of-a-kind items, this is one of our most popular brands. Christopher Designs was founded in 1976 by Christopher Slowinski, and is is renound for the famous Crisscut diamonds – a patented cut using that redefined just how brilliant a diamond really could be.
About Crisscut Diamonds
Related to the traditional 58-facet round brilliant diamond, the Crisscut Round is in its own class. With 109 facets – giving this diamond unparalleled brilliance – the stone appears round, while actually having 12 straight walls and 12 sides. The edges of the diamond break the light, which gives an incredible illusion of an exquisite scalloped border.
The Crisscut Diamond has remarkable scintillation (which refers to movement of light) as well as brilliance. Why? Because the unique (patented) facet arrangement and configuration is designed to maximize the diamond’s beauty and brilliance. The facets work together and bounce light off each other to give this diamond an unequaled life and depth.
Also called the Old-Mine Cut, the cushion cut diamond was once the most popular cut as there were no set proportions. This made it difficult to find two matching stones, and the more contemporary round cut began to overtake the cushion cut in popularity. Christopher Designs has developed a Crisscut facet configuration for cushion cut diamonds that results in a uniquely beautiful stone with unmatched depth and stunning brilliance.
The Asscher cut was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Asscher. The step-facet configuration drew the eye to the center of the diamond, giving the illusion of depth, but because of “light leakage” – light escaping from the bottom of the stone – there was a loss of brilliance. With the Christoper Designs Crisscut facet configuration, they have been able to bring back the Asscher cut with an illusion of depth and unequaled brilliance.