Posted at 12:18:06 PM in Christopher Designs (6)
Before the rise of the more contemporary Round Cut, the Cushion was the most popular cut for diamond gems. This cut, which is a cross between the deep and large-faceted Old Mine and the modern oval cut, stands out with its marvelously classic and romantic look. Even with its popularity, the cushion is precious for its rarity. There used to be no set standards for cushion cut proportions, which made a good pair of cushion cut diamonds a very unusual find, indeed. Christopher Designs, manufacturer of the celebrated crisscut diamonds, fashions its cushion cuts with state-of-the-art techniques that apply facet configuration to a predetermined set of parameters. Christopher's crisscrossed design has also set its diamonds apart from the rest of the brilliant diamond crowd. The beautifully unique stones are perfect for women who love the timeless elegance of classic jewelry, and are also an unwavering symbol of love and commitment for traditional yet fashionable couples.
Whether you are one or the other, Christopher Designs can help you find the cushion cut that you or your beloved desires. Find them at Shreve & Co in Palo Alto - authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.
Posted at 4:06:18 AM in Christopher Designs (6)
Christopher Slowinski, designer and owner of Christopher Designs diamond jewelry, untiringly pursued his dream to make a name in the jewelry making industry. His most famous design, however, sprang from an unpremeditated incident. Christopher was working on an invisible-setting technique in Europe when he accidentally cut the stone in the wrong place. He noticed the stone shone brighter in the area of the erroneous facet, so he curiously made more crisscrossed cuts on the diamond to see how it would turn out. This was the birth of his celebrated Crisscut design, which now has four varieties backed up by United States patents. Crisscut stands as an unmistakable trademark on Christopher Designs diamond pieces. High-quality stones and precious metals, excellent craftsmanship, and this unique rendition, which brings out every diamond’s scintillation, brilliance and fire, make Christopher Designs a trusted name for wedding bands and engagement rings. For more of Christopher Design’s diamond collections, visit Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.
Posted at 8:02:33 PM in Christopher Designs (6)
Christopher Slowinsky, born in Europe, learned the intricacies of jewelry-making from the masters of the trade. He came to America thirty years ago and channelled his innovative designs to the world through Christopher Designs. The brand embodies his desire and continuing efforts to blend his classic jewelry training with the revolutionary technological advantages of the day. The United States and International community has granted Christopher six patents for his unique diamond and jewelry patterns, the most popular of which is the spectacular crisscut diamond. The crisscut describes the crisscrossed facets that give the diamond extraordinary brilliance and fire. His creations have been featured in many fashion magazines and found their way to countless celebrities’ wardrobes. As an authorized dealer for Christopher Designs, shreve & Co. has a wide array of crisscut diamonds and other jewels by Christopher, all available in its shop on Post Street, San Francisco.
Posted at 12:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (6)
Christopher Slowinski’s passion for perfection allowed him to put a mark in the jewelry business. Working as an apprentice back in the day, he learned the different processes employed in jewelry making. To his dismay, he found out that many companies sacrifice quality to cut cost. This wasn’t the way to go for Slowinski. He figured that through the development of newer and more efficient technology, they can reduce cost while improving quality. This was his dream but it wasn’t just a dream for long. Aided by his classic jewelry training joined with new technological advances, Christopher Slowinski didn’t just become a renowned designer; he became a brand. His company Christopher Designs knows nothing else but the dedication to the creating of high quality jewelry using the best materials around. His tenure in the industry afforded him many national and international patents. One of these is the Crisscut Diamond – this is not related whatsoever to his name but to the cut that makes any diamond more breathtaking with additional fire and brilliance. To know more about Christopher Designs and the Crisscut Diamond first-hand, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.
Posted at 12:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (6)
Coming to America a quarter of a century ago, Christopher Slowinski started working as an apprentice jeweler. He was trained by master craftsmen with impeccable pedigree but he wasn’t sure that everyone in the industry was making the right choice as to which direction to go. “Over time, I learned the various processes involved in manufacturing jewelry. To my dismay, I also learned that to cut costs, many companies sacrificed quality.” Christopher observed. “I didn’t want to do it that way. Only through the development of new and better technologies should we reduce our costs, while improving quality. This was my belief, so I set out to make my dream a reality.” Working on his dreams, he had successfully merged his “classic jewelry training” with the revolutionary technological advances. His efforts earned him the grant of many United States and International Patents. One patent that he is particularly proud of is his Crisscut diamond (has nothing to do with his name). Using 77 facets, 33 cuts more than the usual 44 used to cut emerald a stone, the Crisscut brings out the brilliance of fire hidden within high quality stones. With hard work and the strictest devotion to excellence and producing jewelry of the highest quality from the finest materials, Christopher Slowinski has put his brand, Christopher Designs, on the map; and on the top of the charts. Interested in jewelry from Christopher Designs, visit an authorized dealer like Shreve & Co..