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More couples than ever are choosing to custom design their engagement ring- 45% did last year according to The Knot- and many jewelers and goldsmiths are eager to help customers design their dream ring. While it is understandable to want to meet client wishes, we have seen in the last 5-8 years a marked spike in customers bringing their recently custom-made jewelry to us after being unhappy with the results.


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The majority of rings with this setting style, when cast, have the diamond cradles pre-bored uniformly into the wax model. This results in two things

First: unnecessary spaces between the diamonds where dirt can collection and diminish their brilliance. Diamonds are magnetic to dirt and oils.

Second: when prongs aren't customized to fit each diamond they obstruct light for scintillation. Even "ideal cut" diamonds will not sparkle if they are set poorly and not positioned to perform superior light performance.


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At Khoury Bros./Crisscut we offer the brightest diamonds at the best prices... even in a mall location! Come see the difference, and the area's widest selection of unusual bridal rings, and enjoy 2 drinks on us at next door ISABELLA Eatery & Bar* through April, just for meeting with our Chief Diamond Cutter.

At Khoury Bros./Crisscut, you can expect...

... insight direct from a sixth generation diamond cutter on why there is as much as a 40% price difference among same carat, same GIA-grade diamonds- both online and in stores.


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It takes the hands of more than one artisan to achieve a client's vision and a designer's articulation of it. We work with 15 master artisans who create our jewelry, including custom designed pieces, at our affiliated studio in New York. One artisan specializes in casting platinum, another gold. Yet another artisan only sets diamonds. Meet with our chief designer based right here at our Tysons Galleria store today!
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This stunning center diamond is brilliantly cut with sizing 40-50% larger than a comparable emerald-cut diamond of same weight. 50 facets and two straight sides with subtle curvatures at the top and bottom create light scintillation like no other. $6,285 complete.
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Ice age old diamond cuts are like icebergs
Most of their body weight lies under the surface.


Khoury's Crisscut diamond has upended this drawback and cut down the hidden depth by almost half. Now, our L'Amour Crisscut diamonds of 1 carat weight can look as large as a 1.50 carat diamond- and with more sparkle than a generic emerald cut.
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