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Christopher Designs Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Special Necklace Creation March 09, 2021 (0 comments)


New York, NY—Christopher Designs is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021. To mark the occasion, the company is unveiling a special 24.0 carat L'Amour Crisscut Classic diamond necklace (image) with stones of top collection color, and near flawless clarity.  

Founder and head designerChristopher Slowinski founded Christopher Designs in 1981 with his wife, Ewa.  Today, the New York City-based company has more than 60 employees, including expert craftsmen who work in the brand’s midtown Manhattan workshop. 

Originally trained as both an engineer and fine artist, Slowinski apprenticed under master jewelry craftsmen in his native country of Poland, immigrating to the United States in 1977 to hone his craft.  Slowinski’s never-ending pursuit of perfection and focus on innovation led him to work on redefining the generic round diamond.  His unique skill set provided him an opportunity to blend his classic jewelry training with modern technology to develop new techniques and create exclusive designs like his trademarked Crisscut diamonds. Slowinski was approved for his first patent in 1991, for an invisible setting method.  The original Crisscut launched in 1996 with an arrangement of 77 (versus the generic 48) “crisscrossed” facets that redefined how brilliant a diamond could be. Today, Christopher Designs has eight proprietary diamond cuts and continues to work on more.

Slowinski and Christopher Designs have won numerous awards, including a JCK 2017 Award for Best Statement Piece.

Christopher Designs' massive collar that won a "Best Statement Piece" award from JCK.

Says Slowinski, “I have loved every stage of growing my business and I’m so proud of my team’s work. I love one of my early designs, the invisible set Princess Collar just as much as I love our new 40th anniversary L'Amour Crisscut Necklace.” 

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