The Crisscut diamond is a patented cut created by Christopher Slowinski of Christopher Designs. The name does not, however, refer to its creator. The name is a reference to the crisscrossed facets that give the diamond its superior brilliance and fire. The Crisscut diamond comes in four styles: emerald, cushion, Asscher, and round. Each of these cuts is uniquely crafted to maximize the brilliance, scintillation, and light dispersion of the gem. The higher number of facets found on these cuts are not gratuitous, each is specifically designed to increase brilliance for a bold, beautiful shine.