Saturday, June 01, 2013
There is always room for improvement, even in a field teeming with seasoned experts like the diamond industry. When Christopher Design’s Crisscut Diamond was launched with its 77 facets (versus the conventional 48) with great fanfare, the definition of a brilliant diamond was redefined. “I have always been intrigued with taking something established and making it even more beautiful,” explains Christopher Slowinsky, the Polish master jeweler behind the Christopher Designs label. Slowinsky first applied his design to emerald shapes, then to cushion cuts. In time, the classic round cut diamonds also grabbed the spot light in the diamond ring market with their vibrant 109 facets, cut with 12 sides and 12 walls using excellent technology-aided engineering that creates an illusion of scalloped borders. With the multiple patents that Christopher Designs holds, you would think Slowinksy and his seasoned team of artists and diamond experts would like to sit on their laurels, but no. They still believe that there is always room for improvement.
Check out Christopher Designs at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.