The traditional emerald cut has long been sought for its romantic shape & elegant appeal. With the advancement of diamond cutting technology, diamond cutters started looking for new ways to fashion the sparkle of the traditional emerald cut. Innovation gave way to an exciting new look for traditional emerald cuts, called the crisscut Emerald – developed by Christopher Slowinski of Christopher Designs. The crisscut emerald features a crisscrossing arrangement that reveals additional facets within in the diamond. This unique facet pattern increases the brilliance, engages the eye, and leaves a lasting impression on anyone looking at the diamond.

The preference between a traditional emerald cut vs a crisscut emerald is just that – personal taste. At Harold Stevens we provide clients the opportunity to visually compare the two cuts, ask questions, and discover which diamond cut aligns with their liking.

Outlined are a few key points that differentiate the crisscut emerald.

1.Traditional emerald cut contains 46 facets whereas; the crisscut emerald contains 77 facets.

TRADITIONAL EMERALD CUT

CRISSCUT EMERALD BY COMPARISON

2.Crisscut emerald ‘face up’ appearance is two grades higher than the stone’s actual color grade. For example, a GIA report states a diamond ‘K’ in color,whereas, it’s ‘face up’ appearance is closer to “I” or “J” color. You’ll enjoy a diamond that appears whiter while only paying for its actual color grade.

3.Crisscut’s extra facets can mask internal imperfections.

EXAMPLES OF DIAMOND RINGS CONTAINING THE CRISSCUT EMERALD
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