Marquise Cut Diamonds

Marquise Cut Diamonds

The marquise cut, somewhat similar to oval and pear shaped diamonds, has pointed ends and elegant, curved sides. It is the diamond shape with the largest surface area of all popular cuts, which means that you can find a larger-looking diamond for the same value. The marquise cut diamond is a great choice for an engagement ring if you are looking for a diamond that will elongate your finger. King Louis XIV of France, who wanted a new diamond shape for the woman he loved – Marquise de Pompadour - commissioned the marquise cut. It is said that he wanted the diamond to be reminiscent of her smile. Because of this, the marquise shape has very romantic connotations. Often, customers who want to maximize sparkle will choose a higher quality cut in lieu of a large carat size. Choose a Very Good cut for your marquise cut diamond for beautiful sparkle. If you are looking to make your marquise cut diamond appear larger, try a halo setting. Or let this unique cut stand out in a solitaire setting. Because the marquise cut lab grown diamond has pointed ends, it is prone to chipping. Be sure to choose a setting that will protect the pointed ends. Before purchasing your marquise cut diamond, make sure to request HD imagery of it. 

 

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