Christopher Slowinski founded Christopher Designs in 1981. Born in Poland, Slowinski apprenticed under master jewelry craftsmen in his native country and in the United States. Today, he combines his cl****ic jewelry training with modern technology to create exclusive designs that include his patented Crisscut® stones. The original Crisscut® was launched with great fanfare: the arrangement of the 77 (versus the generic 48) “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.