Friday, July 08, 2016

3 Wedding gown trends in 2017

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:00:45 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Getting married soon? As early as now, be aware of the next-spring wedding gown fashion trends so your own suits the times. The overall theme, according to, is a sexier bridal fashion in 2017, following the bold floral embroidered gowns of this year. One trend next year is the off-the-shoulder gown. The bare-shoulder style is teasing and playful, while still maintaining a classic appeal. Another expected trend will be the oversized bows. It can be placed as a back or waist highlight or even attached to bridal jewelry like Christopher Designs. The bow adds a romantic feel to your gown. Likewise, bridal gowns are expected to have some colors in 2017, notably, rose quartz and serenity. “Something blue” has also been teased by many bridal fashion designers.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive and at Short Pump Town Center and Carry Town.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Color diamonds for engagement?

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Should you give a color diamond for an engagement ring? Conservatives will say engagement and wedding rings should only be the traditional white diamond to symbolize purity of love. But color diamonds also symbolize meanings and they can be more precise. For example, red diamonds are believed to represent true love, while yellow diamonds mean selflessness or caring. Moreover, fancy color diamonds like red, green, and blue are rarer, so they lend to engagement rings an air of exclusivity and more value. Color diamonds like Christopher Designs are also becoming the favorite of celebrities, making them trendy and chic. However, before you give a color diamond make sure your partner is drawn to trendy styles. Likewise, ensure that you’re giving the right color that represents either her personality or favorite color.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive, Short Pump Town Center, and Carry Town.

Friday, January 01, 2016

The Diamond of European and American ancestry

Posted by Schwarzschild at 11:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Look closely at a Christopher Designs diamond and you’ll immediately sense it’s a work of art, a product borne out of passion and perfection. The core of the diamond sees to glow eternally and brighter than other diamonds. It reminds you that this diamond has been formed through millennia under intense heat in the earth’s bowels and the tiny facets are the result of continuous compression for millions of years. In the hands of a master diamond jeweler, the diamond is further elevated into, arguably, one of the world’s most perfect diamond cut. Christopher Designs prides itself for the Crisscut Diamond it patented. It has extra brilliance and evokes passion. The signature carries the founder’s European heritage of jewelry making, as well as its American heritage for innovation. 
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Colored diamonds for joy

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Colored diamonds are not only trendy today, thanks to Hollywood celebrities who express their preference for these diamonds. Colored diamonds also exude a jovial spirit, an interesting aura to the usually stoic atmosphere of white diamonds. If you like to jump into collecting excellent colored diamonds, start with Christopher Designs. The brand has a rich line of pink, blue, yellow, and green diamonds, set in exquisite and finely crafted precious metals. You can wear a combination of colors or focus on a monochromatic style. The colored diamonds are also great in creating accents to dresses in neutral colors, such as, white, black, grey, cream, and brown. Moreover, you stand out in a group of women wearing only white diamond jewelry. And because they can appear like other colored gemstones such as sapphire and amethyst, colored diamonds can be worn on a casual day.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Is love at first sight real?

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:51:23 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

It’s a cliche that you only read in romance novels. Well, you can in fact read it in a study. According to “Singles in America” survey of 5,000 singles between 21-70+, 59% of men and 49% of women said last year that they believe in love at first sight. Moreover, 41% of men and 29% of women said they have gone through it. Although the survey didn’t prove that something as emotionally subjective as “love at first sight” can be quantified, it did shed light on something interesting: men seem to believe more in it. New York-based anthropologist Helen Fisher said the reason maybe because men are visual. “They see a woman who appeals to them physically, and it will trigger the romantic love system faster,” she said. Men, at least the rich type, are known to give expensive diamond jewelry (a Christopher Designs, for instance) on a first date. On the other hand, women, she said, are more careful being the “custodian of the egg.”
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Romantic dinner at home

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:37:29 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

Having a romantic dinner at home can be a nice idea for a couple of big reasons. First, you have all the privacy you’ll need as the dinner date progresses into a crescendo after you’ve shown her the Christopher Designs ring.  Second, it’s cheaper. The only drawback is, what should you prepare? If you’re not a cook, there are a lot of sites offering romantic dinner recipes. Our favorite is a combination of barbecue scallops (makes you look exotic), crab rigatoni (the Italian word adds to the romance), white pepper steak (sounds delicious but easy to make), and summer fruit with amaretti biscuit (sounds teasingly delicious). The trick is to prepare dishes that are easy to cook and top it with fancy ingredients to make it look professional. Don’t forget the champagne and candles. 
Christopher Designs is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ways to Pop the Q

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:40:35 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

You can set up a most memorable engagement announcement by thinking of three main things: place, event, or time. Think of a special place that fits the moment. It can be a luxurious restaurant or a sentimental place like the café where you two met. You can also create a special event. Set up a surprise party for her or bring her to a mundane happening like asking her to help you fix the car before surprising her with a lavish setup, complete with a quartet. Likewise, you can make your own flash crowd event.  On the other hand, you can choose a special day that holds memories or value to both of you. For instance, the birthday of her late father. Invite her to a dinner and talk about her dad. Then you can segue about promising him that you’ll take care of her daughter. Then give her the Christopher Design ring.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Make Your Search Easier

Posted by Schwarzschild at 12:31:41 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

It is said that it is pretty hard to find the right engagement ring for your perfect someone. This is true. But the search is made easier thanks to top of the line producers like Christopher Designs. 
Christopher Designs offers unique pieces that are classic and have timeless appeal. Unlike any other, Christopher Designs pieces are extremely popular with both traditional and modern minded brides to be. Using a wide range of different diamond cuts for center stones, Christopher Designs engagement rings look very unique just like your special someone. 
Christopher Designs does this by combining classic jewelry training and state of the art modern technology. Each stone that is cut and every setting that is cast in the company’s New York City factory is personally inspected by Christopher Slowinski, the founder, himself. 
To make your engagement ring search easier, visit Schwarzschild’s in Alverser Drive. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Best places to pop the question

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:14:18 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

So you’re ready to ask her hand for marriage. You’ve practiced the line and bought a really impressive Christopher Designs diamond ring. Now comes the tricky part where to pop the question. If you have the cash to splurge do it in one of the most romantic places: Rome’s Trevi Fountain or just about in any nice and quiet corner in the Eternal City. A beach location is also ideal for an engagement getaway. The White Beach of Boracay in the Philippines or Kuta Beach in Bali is a sure winner. You can also put adventure into it like heading off to hike Tulum or dive the Great Barrier Reef. Quaint villages are another sweet spot to get her Yes. Italy’s Amalfi Coast is the poster child of romantic small towns. Then again while in Italy, you can take her to a gondola ride in Venice and wait for that perfect moment.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's in Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to flaunt luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:28:04 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

Sometimes you just have to reveal it. You deserve it. You worked hard for it. We’d understand if you bare it all.  Your wealth, that is. But showcasing your wealth by throwing or giving away money is tacky. It’s an art that requires a refined strategy. Here are some ways how you can flaunt wealth without trying hard. Buy a really expensive car. The more exclusive, the better. Travel to exotic places and post tons of photos in your social networks. Wear brands from feet to head, including shoes, suits and scents. Party hard and party at the right place where the rich hang out. Buy a really big house and live elsewhere. It’s an investment for your wealth, not a residence. Lastly, accessorize. Wear signatures like Christopher Designs diamonds and heads will sure agree—you’re made.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Reminiscing my cheap ring

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:38:22 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

I recently gave my wife a Christopher Designs Crisscut Emerald and she was visibly impressed. It doesn’t come cheap, but I have a substantial career now (advertising), and I wanted to give her something luxurious just because I could. It was not like that ten years ago. We’re planning to get married and I, the lowly production clerk, had nothing but my declaration of love to show off. I did manage to get her a wedding ring, but rust took over its band a year after our marriage. Buried in my work to secure my newfound life all those years, I kept thinking, one day, I’d give her a truly luxurious ring.  I did it. But sometimes, it’s not luxury that makes a ring priceless. We talked about that rusty ring and had a laugh for the whole night. It sparked off other memories that we have shared over the years. I miss that cheap ring. 
Christopher Designs is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

It takes two to tango

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:46:55 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

In this life, there are things that always come in pairs, like socks, shoes, gloves, slippers, and earrings. Same as there are activities that are best done by two people, such as dining out, travelling, and dancing. But above all else, there’s the deep love and devotion between two sweethearts. And to best express one’s burning love to your sweetheart, why settle for one gift when you can give two? Presenting Christopher Designs’ The Dancing Diamond Set. Composed of a charming Christopher Designs Pendant that showcases 0.28k round diamonds beautifully surrounding an elegant 0.22k Crisscut Round center diamond and an equally alluring Christopher Designs Earrings with 0.47k Round Crisscut centers surrounded by 0.71k round diamonds.
So dance to the music of love with Christopher Designs Dancing Set, available at Schwarzschild’s at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Creating a world of his own

Posted by Schwarzschild at 8:37:46 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Most would agree with the saying that, “If you cannot beat them, join them.” But when Christopher Slowinski migrated to the U.S. 25 years ago to start his own jewelry making trade, he most likely disagreed to join the industry bandwagon. Because of sheer artistic genius and business acumen, backed by his excellent training in fine European jewelry making, Mr. Slowinski chose not to follow the existing standards and designs in diamond cuts — he instead created his own, with the unique (and patented) Crisscut. By integrating time-proven processes with cutting-edge design techniques, Christopher Design’s Crisscut innovatively integrates “crisscrossed” facets that substantially elevate the normal fire and brilliance of a diamond into a far new level. 
Try witnessing the premium fire and brilliance a Crisscut diamond at Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town, an authorized seller for Christopher Designs.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Luxury of imperfection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:39:21 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Diamonds have rigid matrix that, sometimes, some impurities are trapped within the facets creating an “imperfect” appearance. These imperfections are rare that, in fact, they are given additional value and regarded fancy like yellow diamonds, where nitrogen elements are trapped in the lattice. Moreover, these imperfections vary in great detail, that experts generally measure the degree of imperfections—in this case the degree of yellowness—using four characteristics. The tone suggests the brightness of the color. The hue indicates the totality of the color, whether the yellow leans towards being bluish or greenish. Saturation is the intensity of the color, and the presence of secondary color that can alter the yellow. Christopher Designs yellow diamonds adhere to the highest standards using these benchmarks. Its yellow diamond provides an elegant accent to the tiny white diamonds surrounding it.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

You’re comfortable with her little quirks

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:01:28 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

It’s a normal pattern in a relationship. Initially, you find her little annoying habits amusing because they give you a clue about her personality. She mesmerizes you so you tend to overlook her quirks. She may leave the door open when going out of the bathroom or let the water run while brushing her teeth and you don’t mind. But soon, you start to bring her attention to her little quirks. It’s annoying you and you want her to change her habits. That’s often a sign that your relationship is at its tail end. On the other hand, if after a long period of living with her and you find yourself comfortable with these quirks and let her do her thing as you do yours, it means you’ve accepted her as she is. You’re ready to pop the question. When you do, make it a Christopher Designs, the diamond ring renowned for its 58 facets and timeless elegance.
Christopher Designs is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Money can buy love, maybe

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:50:31 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

Money can’t buy love, but it sure can buy this impressively luxurious Christopher Designs Crisscut necklace. Highlighted by 8.87 carat Crisscut Round center diamonds, each one surrounded by 47.86 carat round diamonds, this Christopher Designs necklace is reserved for the truly elite and anyone who wants to look elite even for a night. The necklace features the U.S. patented Crisscut Round, a one-of-a-kind style of diamond cutting that creates 109 facets and producing unequalled brilliance. Each diamond has 12 walls and 12 sides that precisely point to the center and breaking the light into a cornucopia of dazzling rays. Collectively, the rays merge into a singular radiance that jewelers around the world have come to recognize as the Christopher Designs signature. How much is the necklace? Like they say, a truly elite doesn’t ask for the price. 
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

OMG! Oh My G52!

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:04:54 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

When Christopher Slowinski introduced his revolutionary diamond designs, espesically the patented Crisscut™, the entire jewelry world had never stopped to be amazed by his Christopher Designs diamond creations. Of course, who wouldn't become tongue-tied with the incomparable allure that the Crisscut™ diamond's 77 facets bring, since the normal emerald cut only has 44 facets? Among the most alluring of these is Christopher Design's G52 Crisscut Emerald Ring, which is gracefully endowed by an 11.00ct Crisscut Emerald center, with 3.46ct Crisscut Round sides, and encircled by 0.17ct round diamonds. Why not try giving your woman a G52, then wait for the usual OMG reaction that recipients of Crisscut™ diamonds normally exclaim!
The Crisscut™ G52 Emerald righ is available at Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town, an authorized dealer for Christopher Designs.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Crisscut Elegance

Posted by Schwarzschild at 11:32:39 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Christopher Designs, world-renowned maker of designer diamond jewelry pieces, is famous for its iconic crisscut design. The original pattern bears a crisscrossed faceting arrangement that yields a doubled number of facets and maximized brilliance, scintillation and fire. The first cut that founder Christopher Slowinksi was the crisscut emerald, which completely redefined diamond brilliance when it was launched amidst great fanfare. The patented crisscut emerald had 77 facets, as opposed to the generic 48, and an unmatched vibrant sparkle that paved the way for more innovations from the company. Today, Christopher Designs holds multiple patterns for its crisscut diamond jewelry that are famous for their sturdy and elaborate mountings and even more elaborate cuts – Crisscut Emerald, Crisscut Asscher, Crisscut Cushion, and the most famous Crisscut Round, which is loved all the world for its elegantly scalloped edges and magnificent 120-facet brilliance. 
Find your adorable jewelry pieces from Christopher Designs at Schwarzschild's, an authorized Christopher Designs retailer at Carry Town.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Come meet the master

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:42:29 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

Diamonds, beautiful and precious as they are in their natural state, can only realize their true value by the way they are cut. Such can only be achieved by master artisans, seasoned journeymen who want nothing short of perfection in their creations. These dedicated men and women take inspiration from the beauty around them, crafting works of art for those who appreciate them. Among such craftsmen is noted jeweler Christopher Designs. The designer's proprietary Crisscut Round design is a real innovation borne of the designer's passion for jewelry making. The beauty of diamonds is for everyone to behold, but it is also truly meant to satisfy the cravings of today's women. Christopher Designs' creations are not just things of beauty, they are also in themselves treasures that could last a lifetime. 
Come visit this lovely pieces at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Precious pendants from Christopher Designs

Posted by Schwarzschild at 3:02:18 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

For new sweethearts, ordinary keepsakes just wouldn't do. What should a man give his special someone when a special occasion demands such a token? Rings are commonly used symbols of love, but such pieces only apply to the betrothed and those who are set to decide to tie the knot. For today's sweethearts, master jewelry designer Christopher Designs’ pendants are the perfect choice. These creations come in different sizes and shapes, any of which, will surely capture a woman's fancy. Every piece is uniquely styled to give women that distinct identity. They also feature the designer's patented Crisscut facet design, a technique that gives diamonds never before seen brilliance. These pendants are not only elegant, they also reflect love and passion, everything a woman needs. 
Come see these remarkable pieces, visit Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Asscher cut reborn

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:50:12 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

Renowned diamond cutter Joseph Asscher came up with the original Asscher cut in 1902. The first ever signature diamond cut to be patented, the Asscher cut became so popular that many pieces were sold internationally. But what made this technique extremely fascinating among diamond enthusiasts? Well, this technique is known to create the illusion of great depth by placing the eye into the center of the diamond. But with this innovation in stone faceting comes a setback, as the diamond loses some of its brillance owing to light leakage from the bottom of the stone. Noted diamond jewelry designer Christopher Designs has solved this minor flaw in the Asscher cut. Its Crisscut Asscher is faceted using the designer's exclusive Crisscut facet configuration. This combination of the latest technology and traditional craftsmanship has taken the Asscher cut one step closer to perfection. 
Come see this piece at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Emerald enchantment

Posted by Schwarzschild at 12:34:49 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

Some gemstones, as less precious than their diamond cousins as they are, continue to capture the fancy of jewelers. Among these precious stones is the emerald, a variety of the mineral beryl, whose mostly green hue is the byproduct of its vanadium content. Despite its beauty, this gem is known to be notoriously breakable, but its beauty apparently overcomes this minor infirmity as this gem continues to find its way into fine jewelry. Christopher Designs has taken the emerald and turned it into an exquisite piece that exudes art and elegance. The Crisscut Emerald is a testament to the designer's reputation as a master jeweler. This line of fine rings showcases precision-cut emeralds polished to perfection. 
Come explore these magnificent creations at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Round treasures

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:49:06 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

The genius in Christopher Designs founder Christopher Slowinski has always been complimented by his years of experience in the art of jewelry-making. Trained by master artisans in Poland, Slowinski has never stopped gunning for perfection in every piece that he creates. using classic jewelry-making techniques and modern technology, the designer has created never before seen designs. His patented Crisscut stones has evolved into a myriad of sizes and shapes without any reduction in its signature 109 facets, among them the Christopher Designs Ring with Round Crisscut center. This piece is adorned with tapered baguettes and made even more elegant by round diamonds. A creation of impeccable craftsmanship, this piece is a true treasure to be cherished for generations.
Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive is an authorized dealer of Christopher Designs.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Exuding elegance

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:51:51 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

As old as the art and ritual of ear piercing, the wearing of earrings dates back to ancient times. These adornments have been known to have artistic and ritualistic undertones in many cultures around the world. Persian men and women are among the earliest ones to wear earrings. Biblical accounts also offer evidence of the Israelites’ fascination with the jewelry. Although both sexes wear earrings, such pieces are more appreciated when worn by females. These wondrous adornments enhance women’s beauty in ways that only men can see. Christopher Design earrings are designed to do just that. These impeccably crafted works of art are studded with round diamonds, masterfully cut by seasoned journeymen. These pieces will not only enhance beauty, they also exude luxury and elegance that will not leave any woman wanting. 
Come explore these earrings at Schwarzchild’s at Alverser Drive.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Facets of love

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

How should a man take the next step towards sealing a lifelong relationship? Everyone knows engagement rings can both impress and bring delight to a woman’s heart. Believed to have originated in ancient Egypt, these rings are presented as betrothal gifts to would-be brides. The diamond is a common feature but other precious gems may also be used in the design process. Nowadays, many couples opt to fuse their engagement and wedding bands together, locking them in a perpetual embrace. Top jewelry designer Christopher Designs preserves this tradition in its lavish collection of engagement rings. The company’s Crisscut Round engagement ring is a product born of impeccable craftsmanship and modern technology. It features the jeweler’s patent Crisscut stones, offering 109 facets. This artful piece is certain to move any relationship to the next level.
Come see it at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.


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