Born and trained in Europe under master jewelry craftsmen Christopher Slowinski founded Christopher Designs in 1976. Today, he combines his classic jewelry training with modern technology to create exclusive designs that include his patented Crisscut® stones. The original Crisscut® arrangement of the 77 “crisscrossed” facets redefined just how brilliant a diamond could be. This facet arrangement was initially used for emerald shapes and later for the Crisscut® Cushion. Christopher’s never ending pursuit of perfection and focus on innovation led him to work on redefining the generic round as his next project. This unique Brilliant Crisscut® with 121 facets earned it’s trademark for remarkable engineering. Although it appears round, it actually has 12 straight walls and 12 sides, creating the illusion of an exquisitely scalloped border. Christopher Designs has impeccably blended old-world luxury and style with modern technology.