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Like all handicrafts, hand cut diamonds are never identical. The collection that Khoury Bros. offers represents the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of the Crisscuts. Best of all, through our partnership, the Crisscut diamond collection does not come with the expected sticker-shock.
The Crisscut Emerald
Crisscut diamonds are unique patented emerald cuts created by our partner, Christopher Slowinksi, to coax the fire from traditional emerald cuts.
Traditional emerald cuts have step cuts that are parallel levels receding to the base of the diamond. They are somewhat dull, bland, and lacking in fire and scintillation because they have fewer facets than all other shapes and their pavilionsÂ â€“ the lower bottom half of a diamondÂ â€“ are not brillianteered (have honeycomb-like multiple facets).
Unlike other rectangular shaped diamonds, such as radiant or princess cuts, which have brillianteered pavilionsÂ â€“ the complicated extensive faceting, or cross-hatching that you also see on rounds-, the Crisscuts retain the majesty of the unvarnished, simple, and bare look of step cuts with their tables or top surfaces remaining prominent and allowing unhindered sight of the body. By ingeniously adding just few tiny facets in the pavilion, the newly created configuration suddenly brought the emerald cut diamond to life; brilliant, full of fire, and with fantastic scintillation. If this were not enough, almost miraculously, Crisscuts look larger than traditional cuts in size and from the surface definitely appear better in color and clarity grades.
From the original rectangular emerald cuts, Crisscuts have now expanded to include cushion shapes, ascher cuts, and most recently the 121 facet Crisscut round shape.
The 121 Facet, Ball of Fire, Crisscut Round Diamond
The Crisscut round diamond is indeed a spectacular innovation in the cut configuration of a diamond that while it embraces an ingenious creativity, it remains loyal to the original Crisscut’s basic principles.
Years in the making, the Crisscut round configuration evolved through thousands of painstaking steps that culminated in a final stage of testing the actual light reflection of each of the 121 facets in real time. A state of the art laser device was used to trace the light reflection of each individual facet when it was hit by laser beam. Numerous other sophisticated testing tools were used to ensure that the ultimate brilliance has been indeed obtained, and a maximum level of fire has been generated.
In the final analysis, it was not through science that the Crisscut round diamond was deemed to have passed muster, but simply an evaluation of its total beauty, with all its glory, by human eyes.