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You can see straight away that a marquise diamond is not for everyone, because of this gemstone's unusual shape. As the name suggests, this diamond shape has a noble history and origins in France. The marquise diamond is characterised by a number of unique features which you should take into account when choosing to let this diamond be the sparkle in your engagement ring, necklace or earrings. In this article we set out in detail what makes the marquise cut so special.
- What characterises the marquise diamond?
- The unique origins of this cut
- The look of the marquise diamond ring
- Cutting the marquise diamond
- Famous marquise diamond jewellery
- What should you pay attention to when buying a marquise diamond?
- What other cuts are there?
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The marquise cut is especially popular with necklaces and earrings. Unlike the brilliant, the marquise diamond is less common in engagement rings. This diamond cut is more suitable for those ladies who love distinctive jewellery, thanks to the pronounced shape. Just as with the oval diamond, the elongated shape makes the finger appear longer and slimmer.
The marquise is considered one of the more elegant and feminine diamond shapes
As well as the size of the diamond, the pointy shape also contributes to the unique appearance of the marquise diamond. The marquise looks rather impressive mounted in a solitaire ring or as the centre stone in a halo ring. Furthermore, this regal diamond cut lends itself perfectly to finishing off exclusive jewellery. Because of this, marquise diamonds often feature in necklaces or earrings.
As regards the cut, the marquise cut is not an obvious choice, but it is a
multifaceted shape with a unique appearance.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones wears an engagement ring with a marquise diamond, making it even more extravagant by having an East-West setting.
- Ashlee Simpson's engagement ring is an imposing vintage design with a marquise centre diamond.
- Portia de Rossi's engagement ring sparkles with a navette diamond in an east-west setting, surrounded by pink diamonds.
- The engagement ring Jas Prince gave Christina Milian features a centre diamond in a marquise cut, with a double ring band in a pavé setting.
- Although she now has a pear-shaped diamond, Victoria Beckham's original engagement ring was a marquise diamond.
- Jennifer Lopez started her first marriage with a marquise diamond ring, although these days she favours a diamond with an emerald cut.
When deciding to buy jewellery with a marquise cut diamond, we recommend keeping the colour in mind. Marquise diamonds show more colour than round diamonds, because the ends are not so rounded. It is therefore a good idea to go for more colour, with a marquise cut. In terms of clarity, it's best to avoid gemstones with inclusions visible near the middle. Any inclusions near the ends will barely be seen if held by the setting prongs.
As with any diamond, symmetry is a decisive factor when making your choice. The unique shape of the marquise cut makes it easier to spot an asymmetrical cut here than with any other diamond cut. Make sure that the ends of the marquise diamond are evenly positioned directly opposite each other, for the best possible symmetry.
Working out the size of your marquise diamond
A marquise diamond in your engagement ring or necklace may be a striking choice, but other cuts can also make your jewellery unique. Wondering which diamond cuts look modern and luxurious, or do you prefer a diamond with a charismatic look? You can find out all about it in our blog:
- What is the cushion cut diamond and why would do you choose that one?
- The allure of the heart-shaped diamond
- The significance of the cabochon diamond
- What distinguishes the princess cut?
- The origin of the Asscher cut