Friday, March 11, 2016

Tips on choosing your bridal jewelry

Posted by Keller & George at 9:00:30 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

When choosing your bridal jewelry there are a few factors to keep in mind to guarantee that you’ll have the “best” wedding accessory. First, do your homework early. Ask for quotes and preorders months before the big day. Don’t cram everything on the last minute. Second, keep it subtle. Big, lavish earrings can take the attention away from the gown, which should be the highlight of the wedding. Go for subtle but elegant styles. Third, keep the accessories simple. Over accessorizing can make your wedding look like one-upmanship. Fourth, let your bridesmaids accessorize themselves to personalize their looks. Bridesmaids’ gowns may have similar undertones, but their accessories should reveal their individualities. Finally, consider trusted bridal jewelry brands like Christopher Designs. Reputable brands ensure that you get the best jewelry pieces around. 
 
Christopher Designs is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Little Help Won't Hurt

Posted by Keller & George at 6:00:25 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

Popping the question is really difficult. You can do it privately or surprise her by asking her in public. The latter, that's the harder part. You plan your entry strategy, your short speech, you rehearse and rehearse until you got it memorized but can deliver it in a very spontaneous confident way. But that's not the only thing to worry about. You also have to worry about the ring. It needs to have the right beauty, brilliance and fit. In this one though, you care lucky to have experts who have made proposals and weddings just right for many other strapping gentleman like yourself find just that perfect one for her. You'd want it to be elegant and just perfect from all angles. You'd want it to be just brilliant and fiery that will make her eyes well up with tears. Experts at Christopher Designs have been putting out pieces that will do exactly this. 
 
You can find their engagement rings and wedding bands over at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Loving Yourself

Posted by Keller & George at 5:35:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

Woman, after all those seemingly endless overtimes and sleepless work nights at home, isn't it time for you to pamper yourself a little? Well, maybe more than a little when you decide to get this breathtaking Christopher Designs L’Amour Crisscut Diamond collection. This uniquely radiant Crisscut Diamond line showcases 50 facets and two straight edges with exquisite curves at the top and base that form a brightly mirrored reflection distinct from others. Christopher Designs L’Amour pieces are offered in a wide array of styles and sizes that are around 50% bigger that similar emerald-cut diamonds. This collection is specifically designed to be the ideal option for the woman of today, who tend to make bold yet subtle statements of love and femininity. L’Amour Crisscut Diamond collection are design masterpieces that offer more than what you'll pay for. 
 
Christopher Designs is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Stand Out in Color

Posted by Keller & George at 2:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

Why not bring a new twist to the classic diamond? Colored diamonds are less common; hence, they can be more prized by collectors. A Christopher Designs colored piece, in fact, is a good way to let your diamond ring stand out. With years of excellent craftsmanship behind each piece, a Christopher Designs ring literally puts color in this timeless jewelry. You'll be mesmerized by its collection of yellow, blue, green, and pink diamonds. The hues are enhanced, polished, and set in perfection. They lend to neutral dresses, like off-white, brown, or black, an accent to draw the eye. Now imagine walking in a cocktail party full of glamorous ladies wearing white diamonds. Wouldn't you love to stand out as the only one with a luxury colored diamond?
 
Christopher Designs is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.
 
 

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Sunlit Beauty

Posted by Keller & George at 2:38:18 PM in Christopher Designs (24)

Wearing Christopher Design's Yellow diamond Crisscut is like catching a beam of sunshine. The designer ring holds a 1.53 Carat Fancy Yellow Cushion diamond center surrounded by round yellow diamonds and embraced by a circle of round white diamonds, all superbly cut in Cristopher Slowinski’s Crisscut Design. Set in 18K white gold and tastefully accented in yellow gold, this Cristopher Design creation dazzles with the sparkling beauty of a sun-kissed dewdrop reflecting the sun’s radiance. A natural yellow diamond, also called a “Canary” diamond, is formed deep within the earth’s surface, when the carbon atoms are mixed up with nitrogen, giving the precious stone its yellow color. The fancy  yellow diamond is more rare and brilliant and of a higher quality than light yellow diamonds. So what more beautiful gift can you give to the light of your life than this Cristopher Design ring that will light up her eye and warm her heart? 
 
Christopher Designs is available at Keller and George Jewellers.
 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Rock a Crisscut Baby

Posted by Keller & George at 1:50:09 PM in Christopher Designs (24)

Inventions are intellectual babies,  and inventors intellectual parents. Christopher Slowinsky, founder and designer of diamond jewelry company Christopher Designs, is a proud parent of the Crisscut Diamond. The design is Slowinsky‘s distinctive crisscrossed patterns that resulted from his very own eureka moment as a young apprentice in Europe. On a regular workday, he had accidentally made a dent in the wrong place on the stone he was working on. It would have been a terrible mistake if he did not realize the extra brilliance that the cut had given the stone. Armed with awed curiosity and persistent work, Slowinsky mastered a new way of faceting diamonds which he called Crisscut after its crisscrossed pattern.  Today, that pattern is secured with a patent, worn by celebrities on their engagement rings, and celebrated as one of the most innovative designs in diamond jewelry. His Crisscut babies surely makes Slowinsky proud. Make your lady proud, as well, with a Crisscut engagement ring. 
 
Keller & George is an authorized retailer for Christopher Designs.
 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Exquisite Beyond Compare

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

A rough diamond is precious, but it still needs a lot of work by expert hands for its real beauty to show through. Christopher Slowinski, founder of the popular Christopher Designs label, is a prolific jewelry designer whose designs have been granted many US and International patents, including the patent for an amazing diamond cut called Crisscut. His noteworthy cut has 121 crisscrossed facets that bounce light off one another giving the diamond an extraordinary fire, brilliance and scintillation. The Crisscut Round gives an illusion of an elegantly scalloped border which gives Christopher Designs rings a distinctly exquisite beauty. The brand’s engagement rings and wedding bands do not only stand out because of the brilliantly fabulous Crisscut Diamonds but also because of the fine-quality materials and the superior craftsmanship that goes into each creation.
 
Add to these the classic and elegant designs of the pieces and you have the assurance of having the finest and most elegant bands which are available at Keller and George Jewellers.
 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ring those wedding bells with halos

Posted by Keller & George at 2:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

What do Kate Middleton, Natalie Portman, Carrie Underwood, and the late Princess Diana all have in common? You're right. They’re all famous, rich, and elegantly chic. They are also fond of wearing halo rings. Among the popular engagement ring designs today, halo rings tend to stand out from the rest because they’re elegantly beautiful and can easily allow a myriad of enhancement styles for the center stone. Halo rings are called as such because its center-stone appears to have a “halo” effect—or the shape formed by the smaller gems that encircle the center-stone. For engagement halo rings, the best choice is Christopher Design’s Emerald Halo Crisscut Diamond Engagement Ring. This stunning hand-crafted 1.89 ctw engagement ring in 18k white gold halo ring is hands-down one of the best ways to help you pop out that “Will you marry me?” question, and maybe even help you realize that happily-ever-after tale.
 
Christopher Designs is available at Keller & George.
 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Distinctly Crisscut

Posted by Keller & George at 9:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

As soon as you lay eyes on it, you will always know a Christopher Designs piece of jewelry when you see one. That is, if you simply know what a Christopher Designs jewel is made of. The brand’s patented Crisscut pattern bears a unique crisscrossed faceting that gives the jewels a unique dazzling gleam on them. The Crisscut family includes four classic cuts – round, cushion, asscher, and emerald. Christopher Designs founder, Christopher Slowinsky, took these well-loved patterns and updated them into even more elaborate patterns with his Crisscut pattens, which creates more than double the number of facets in a regularly cut diamond. Crisscut roundm, for instance, has 109 facets instead of the regular 58. This innovation results in a more noticeable sparkle and a distinct look of exuberant elegance to the Crisscut diamonds.
 
Find Christopher Designs at Keller & George Jewellers, which is an authorized retailer.
 

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Captivate with Crisscut

Posted by Keller & George at 9:00:45 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

Over the centuries, gem cutters have sought and found ways to bring out a diamond’s true and sparkling beauty by studying the way it is cut. A cut is a design which gem cutters and jewellers use as a guide in shaping a diamond. A diamond’s cut will determine the brilliance of this precious gem. A beautifully-cut diamond will reflect the maximum amount of light allowing it to sparkle at its best. The most popular diamond cut is the Brilliant Round which has 58 facets. The Crisscut Round, designed by Cristopher Slowinski, is closely related to the Brilliant Round but occupies a class all its own. The Crisscut Round has an astounding 121 facets, bouncing light off each other and giving the stone an added fire and brilliance. Its edges break the light to give an illusion of a breathtakingly scalloped border. A Crisscut Round Diamond ring would definitely capture any woman’s heart.
 
Check out authorized dealer Keller and George Jewellers to find the perfect Crisscut Diamond for the love of your life.
 

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Perfection and Popularity

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:30 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

The Crisscut Diamonds by Christopher Designs has been enjoying immense popularity for almost 15 years now since its launch. The diamond’s distinguishing quality lies in its unique configuration and arrangement that create remarkable scintillation and brilliance. Christopher Designs holds several patents on its Crisscut design, which constitutes a crisscrossed pattern on the diamond’s surface, creating more facets that bounce light off of each other resulting in a lively interplay of flashes and fire. The classic emerald cut takes on a lively persona in its Crisscut Emerald counterpart. With 77 facets as opposed to 46, the emerald cut diamond’s otherwise ‘plain jane’ table becomes a much more interesting sight. No wonder Crisscut jewelry pieces are well hankered after.
 
Check out Christopher Designs at Keller & George Jewelers – authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.
 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Artist and His Brainchild

Posted by Keller & George at 9:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

Christopher Designs is the 35 year old brainchild of Christopher Slowinsky, the Polish-born jewelry designer who started to establish himself in the United States back in the late 1970s. Slowinsky had apprenticed under master craftsmen in Europe and later in America. From his extensive training, he combined his time-tested jewelry making techniques with modern technology to create his exclusive designs, including his Crisscut stones. The Crisscut design has a crisscrossed faceting pattern that maximizes the brilliance of the diamonds and creates an extraordinary illusion of an exquisitely scalloped border. Slowinsky has earned several patents for his designs, and like a proud father, stands by the quality and beautiful perfection of every piece that leaves the Christopher Designs workshop.
 
Find the Crisscut diamonds by Slowinksy at authorized retailers such as Keller & George Jewelers.
 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Exquisite Brilliance and Fire

Posted by Keller & George at 12:00:00 PM in Christopher Designs (24)

Never satisfied with the mediocre or the commonplace, European-born jeweller Christopher Slowinski pursued his dream of creating a cut that would bring out the maximum fire and brilliance of a diamond. He realized his dream with the Crisscut Diamond. The diamond’s unique configuration allows its facets to bounce light off each other, giving the gem its wonderful scintillation or movement of light, as well as its fabulous fire and brilliance. This makes the Crisscut one of the most brilliant diamonds around. One of Slowinsky’s newest addition to his patented Crisscut pattern is the Crisscut Round which boasts of 121 facets. It has 12 perfectly cut walls creating 12 arrows that point straight to the stone’s heart that are ingulfed by an exquisitely scalloped border. 
 
Christopher Designs Crisscut Diamonds are available at Keller and George Jewellers.
 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Technology Plus Passionate Creativity

Posted by Keller & George at 1:15:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

High-grade materials and breakthrough technology come together at Christopher Designs’s workshops to create the brand’s finest diamond jewelry pieces. The company was started by Polish-born designer Christopher Slowinksky in 1976. Always thirsty for transcending limits, Christopher has ever since been placing heavy emphasis on using innovative technology to achieve perfection in every piece that is stamped with the company’s logo. His persistence and hardwork towards this direction has earned Christopher Designs multiple patents for his groundbreaking works in diamond cutting. His famous Crisscut pattern, named for the design’s unique crisscrossed faceting that gives off superior brilliance and fire, is the highlight of his much-sought after collections. Conceived through passionate creativity and processed through the most modern technologies, the Crisscut diamond is a shining example of what the marriage of innate talent and modern innovation can do. 
 
Check out Christopher Designs at Keller & George – and authorized retailer for Christopher Designs.
 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cut To Perfection

Posted by Keller & George at 10:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

It is all in the cut, the experts say. This is especially true with the diamonds. The scintillating beauty of this precious gem could only be fully revealed with the perfect cut in a seasoned gem maker’s expert hands, aided of course by the latest innovations in gem-cutting technology. Christopher Designs has done just that – unveiled the diamond’s true beauty with its breathtaking diamond cut called the Crisscut. Designed by Christopher Slowinski, founder of Christopher Designs, the Crisscut Diamond is one of the most brilliant with more than 120 facets that maximizes the fire, scintillation and brilliance. With 12 straight walls and 12 sides that perfectly point like arrows to the center of the stone, the Crisscut Diamond’s edges break the light to create the illusion of a fabulously scalloped border, giving it a beauty all its own. Never content with the commonplace, Slowinski explains, “I have always been intrigued with taking something established and making it more beautiful.” Using only thefinest materials coupled with superb craftsmanship and the most advanced technology, each gem personally receives Mr. Slowinski’s stamp of approval.
 
Visit Keller and George Jewellers to experience the perfect beauty of Christopher’s Crisscut Diamond.
 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Designed for Vibrance

Posted by Keller & George at 2:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

It takes a man, a woman and a beautiful Christopher Designs diamond engagement ring to make that perfect moment come alive. 25 years ago, Polish Christopher Slowinsky came to America, developed a dazzling pattern for diamonds and forever changed the benchmark for the brilliance of diamond rings. Slowinsky’s unconventional crisscrossed faceting creates a maximized amount of brilliance and fire that makes the brand’s engagement and bridal rings stand out with vibrant elegance. The superior sparkle of Christopher Design diamonds are matched by mountings made of the highest quality materials and enhanced by the most elaborate and glamorous designs. This lovely floral design for engagement ring crowns a solid, beautifully fashioned mounting with 0.81 carat Crisscut Round center surrounded by 0.93 carat round diamonds. 
 
Find this and more of Christopher Designs at Keller & George – an authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.
 
 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

An Accidental Birth to a Distinctive Mark

Posted by Keller & George at 9:00:25 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

Mistakes are learning experiences. For Christopher Slowinsky, founder of designer jewelry brand Christopher Designs, one particular mistake was more than a learning experience; it was a turning point that set his works apart from the rest of the diamond industry. As a young jeweler in Europe, Slowinsky once unintentionally made an erroneous cut on his diamond stone as he attempted to perfect his invisible setting technique. He was disappointed with the mishap but was also interested with the extra bright spot on the diamond where he had made the accidental dent. Thrilled with a new idea, he studied and perfected a similar crisscrossed facet arrangement, which later gave birth to his famous crosscut pattern – a unique design that maximizes a diamond’s brilliance, now backed up by multiple U.S. patents. The rest is history, which is still in the making as Slowinsky continually innovates the face of the diamond industry. 
 
Keller & George is an authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.
 
 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Breaking Through Conventions

Posted by Keller & George at 12:00:20 PM in Christopher Designs (24)

Christopher Slowinski never believed in conventions. Just when everybody thought there could never be anything more beautiful than a brilliant cut diamond, he goes and proves them all wrong. Christopher Designs, the man’s own jewelry manufacturing company for which he himself creates the designs, takes the round diamond into a higher level with the crisscut round. The conventional 58-facet round brilliant has always been beautiful, but Christopher’s crisscut, with its 109 dazzling crisscrossed facets is just admirable beyond measure. The stone radiates unequalled brilliance with its ingenious 12 walls and 12 sides that create a dozen flawless arrows pointing towards the center. The diamond’s edges breaks the light and creates the illusion of a perfectly scalloped border, which adds one more point of interest to Christopher’s patented pattern. There will always be conventions, and there will always arise some like Christopher who break through norms and change them. 
 
Check out Christopher Slowinsky’s crisscuts at Keller & George Jewelers – authorized retailer for Christopher Designs.
 
 

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Passion Plus Innovation

Posted by Keller & George at 3:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

Technology is an amazing tool transforming the landscape of the world’s way of life, including the craft of jewelry-making. Christopher Slowinsky, the Polish-born artist behind Christopher Designs, combines technology with his classic jewelry training to create exclusive designs that redefine the standards of the industry, especially in diamond-cutting where his crisscross-faceted Crisscut gems enjoy stardom. Christopher Design’s remarkable engineering uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques and has earned Slowinsky multiple patents for his innovative and exclusive designs. Christopher explains he has always been fascinated with things of beauty and the process of making them even more remarkable. To do that, he needs not only passion or know-how but cutting edge tools, which is why the technological aspect of his designs is just as crucial as the aesthetics of his collections. Truly, there is much that passion and applied science could do together.
 
Check out the Crisscut diamond at Keller & George Jewelers – an authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.
 
 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Crisscut Cushion: More Facets, More Brilliance

Posted by Keller & George at 2:20:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

The Cushion used to be the most popular cut for diamond. The antique cut was a cross between the Old Mine and the Oval cut. The Cushion’s fire and brilliance was more subtle than the other cuts. It was also very rare to find two cushions to match each other as a pair, making the gems more valuable for their uniqueness. Later on, the more standardized round cut took over the scene while the cushion silently faded into the background. Christopher Slowinksi, designer and owner of the acclaimed Christopher Designs, decided it was time to bring back the shine in the good old cushion cut with the jewelry brand’s signature design called Crisscut. The application of the crisscrossed facet configuration to the cushion diamond resulted in brilliance, fire and interesting organized pattern that surpassed the beauty of the previously untamed old-time favorite. Find the Crisscut Cushion diamond with unmatched depth and irresistible brilliance, available at selected authorized dealer. 
 
Keller and George Jewelers is an authorized retailer for Christopher Designs. 
 
 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Exclusive Brilliance

Posted by Keller & George at 2:45:33 PM in Christopher Designs (24)

The Crisscut diamond is the brainchild of Polish Christopher Slowinsky, who is the owner of renowned Christopher Designs and holder of multiple diamond design patents. The widely-acclaimed crisscut pattern has 77 crisscrossed facets that result in a far more brilliant stone than the generic 48 facets. It is easy to spot a crisscut among traditional-cut diamonds. The crisscrossed, triangular facets are readily recognizable, and the face of the stone tends to be whiter. The crisscut is also less shallow than the more common princess cut. The facet arrangement of the crisscut diamond is specifically designed to catch and reflect more light, so the stone shines out more radiantly than other gems. Jewelers and diamond connoisseurs value the crisscut diamonds for their ingenuity and rarity. Christopher Designs holds exclusive rights to the design, and sells only through through trusted resellers. 
 
Find your crisscut at Keller and George Jewelers on Millmont Street – authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.
 
 
References: http://www.onlinejewelryearrings.com/diamond-guide/crisscut-diamonds-189/
http://www.christopherdesigns.com/Designer/Jeweler

Exclusive Brilliance

Posted by Keller & George at 2:31:50 PM in Christopher Designs (24)

The Crisscut diamond is the brainchild of Polish Christopher Slowinsky, who is the owner of renowned Christopher Designs and holder of multiple diamond design patents. The widely-acclaimed crisscut pattern has 77 crisscrossed facets that result in a far more brilliant stone than the generic 48 facets. It is easy to spot a crisscut among traditional-cut diamonds. The crisscrossed, triangular facets are readily recognizable, and the face of the stone tends to be whiter. The crisscut is also less shallow than the more common princess cut. The facet arrangement of the crisscut diamond is specifically designed to catch and reflect more light, so the stone shines out more radiantly than other gems. Jewelers and diamond connoisseurs value the crisscut diamonds for their ingenuity and rarity. Christopher Designs holds exclusive rights to the design, and sells only through through trusted resellers. 
 
Find your crisscut at Keller and George Jewelers on Millmont Street – authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.
 
 
References: http://www.onlinejewelryearrings.com/diamond-guide/crisscut-diamonds-189/
http://www.christopherdesigns.com/Designer/Jeweler

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Chris Brings the Cut in Crisscut

Posted by Keller & George at 1:39:57 PM in Christopher Designs (24)

Diamonds used in jewelry before the late Middle Ages were employed in their natural, uncut state. The first diamond cut, dating from the mid-14th century, was a polishing of the diamond's octahedral crystal faces and was known as the point cut. Technological advances, particularly in the 20th century, have resulted in more sophisticated diamond cuts. European-born jewelry designer Christopher Slowinski is one of those jewelry designers who combine classic jewelry training and the latest diamond cutting technologies. He has developed the Crisscut Diamond Jewelry line, made from his patented Crisscut diamond cut. The name describes the crisscrossed facets that give his diamonds their superior brilliance and fire.
 
Explore Crisscut Diamond Jewelry at Keller & George's on Millmont Street.
 
 
References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_cut
http://www.christopherdesigns.com/
http://kellerandgeorge.com/designer/Christopher-Designs

Sunday, June 09, 2013

A loved one’s heart rests on yours

Posted by Keller & George at 9:15:00 AM in Christopher Designs (24)

Lockets have been in existence since the Victorian era. Initially serving as a condolence offering to people who have lost a loved one, such necklaces eventually developed into romantic keepsakes, representing a loved one’s heart resting on the recipient’s. The transformation of lockets into various artistic creations came into being, with precious gems coming into use as a means to describe the depth of love. The most popular and undeniably the best among these gems is the diamond, a priceless symbol of love and eternity that lasts for thousands of years. Renowned jewel designer Christopher Designs complements the diamond with its Crisscut Round necklace. Adorned with a 1.55 carat Crisscut Round diamond, the necklace is a work borne of fashion and beauty. The excellent craftsmanship brings to life a piece that is sure to be cherished forever.
 
Come see this and other breathtaking Christopher Designs creations at Keller & George's at Millmont Street.


References: http://www.christopherdesigns.com/Product/n25-rd-196?action=Crisscut&crisscut=round
http://www.stickyj.com/history-of-romantic-heart-lockets.html
http://interestingdiamondfacts.blogspot.com/2011/09/diamonds-are-not-only-about-eternity.html

 

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