3 great reasons brides choose L’Amour Crisscut Engagement Rings by Christopher Designs
By Heather Levine
Photo credit: Gloria Goode
Whether or not you’ve started ring shopping, you’ve probably heard of the 4Cs – Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight – or the method for assessing the quality of a diamond. And, while these industry terms can serve as useful guidelines, you don’t have to memorize them to land your dream ring. Want proof? We spoke to three brides-to-be who fell in love with their Christopher Designs L’Amour Crisscut® engagement rings all thanks to the 3Ss: Sparkle, Shape, and Size! Here’s how they knew they’d found ‘the one’…
Photo Courtesy of Samantha Hodges
Shocked and Awed by Sparkle
Samantha Hodges, 28, was sure that she wanted a classic emerald cut engagement ring, but the subtle shimmer provided by a traditional Emerald’s step-cut facets proved lack-luster. And ultimately, it was the bright glimmer of the L’Amour Crisscut® by Christopher Designs that caught this bride’s eye. .
“I had an emerald cut in mind when we shopped around, but when I saw the brilliance of L’Amour Crisscut®, I thought wow, this really shines!” The sparkle is impeccable. It was unlike any other brand I tried on. The sparkle of this diamond reminds me how special our engagement is.” – Samantha Hodges, Charlotte, NC
Photo Credit: Gloria Goode
Size (and budget) Matters
Marketing Manager, Mekenzie House, 27, was introduced to Christopher Designs by her brother, who proposed to his wife with a L’Amour Crisscut® engagement ring. But, it wasn’t until Mekenzie started ring shopping, that she saw the benefits of Christopher Design’s ground-breaking cutting technology that makes the diamonds look more significantly larger without the higher price tag.
“I loved that the L’Amour Crisscut® [diamonds looked] bigger than any of the other [diamonds] I tried on (within the same price range) and I loved the simplicity and uniqueness of this style of ring. Even though I had tried on several L’Amour Crisscut® rings I was shocked at [the size of the ring that my fiancé], Mitch, ended up purchasing. It is definitely bigger than what I was expecting, [given] the budget that Mitch had in mind while we were looking.” – Mekenzie House, Dallas, TX
Photo courtesy of Rachel Bogle
Shaping up to be the Most Unique
CBS4 Newscaster and self-proclaimed glam-girl, Rachel Bogle, 31, thought finding the perfect ring meant choosing between her two favorite styles – A classic Emerald cut and a brilliant Radiant Cut.
That is until she saw the L’Amour Crisscut® …
“I have always loved emerald cut stones because of their timelessness and how that shape seems to elongate your fingers. However, I much preferred the sparkle of radiant cut stones. The more we looked at rings, the more undecided I became. I couldn’t pick which one I preferred.
The beauty of the L’Amour Crisscut® is [that I] have the best of both shapes. And, I love having such a special stone, featuring a unique cut that you don’t see every day.
[Whenever anyone] asks to see my ring they always end up grabbing my hand for a closer look and say, “That looks like an emerald cut…but not!” I respond by telling them it’s a L’Amour Crisscut®.” – Rachel Bogle, Indianapolis, IN
Heather Levine has over 12 years of experience creating content within the women’s lifestyle space. She’s served in a wide range of roles, including fashion and beauty director of XO Group Inc (“The Knot Magazine”). Heather lives in New York with her husband and two children.