Marquise-Cut Diamonds

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Marquise-Cut Diamonds

If ever there was a diamond with too many different nicknames to keep up with, it would be the marquise. Football-shaped; eye-shaped; boat-shaped; and the navette- all these names are alternatives for the marquise cut diamond. Recognized by its distinct features, this modified brilliant cut is regal and enthralling. But do you know how the marquise got its name? There is actually an interesting story regarding the history of the marquise cut diamond and how it originated. Back in the 18th century, King Louis XV of France commissioned a jeweler to design a cut shape that resembled the smile of his mistress, Jean Antoinette Poisson, the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour (thus the name marquise). Over time, the marquise cut transformed into the distinctive, elegant shape we know today.

Just like the emerald cut diamond, there is something slightly understated about the marquise cut diamond. While it doesn’t command the same type of attention as the round brilliant cut, its unique, elongated shape still creates magnificent sparkle. The marquise cut is popular for its long and narrow shape, which also comes with an added benefit. Because of its shape, marquise cut diamonds create the illusion of a larger diamond size, which also makes the wearers’ fingers appear longer and more slender. This allows you to save a bit of money, but still have the appearance of a flashier diamond.

Marquise diamonds can be used for any jewelry, but they are more commonly seen in engagement rings. Accompanying a Marquise cut diamond with other accent diamonds amplifies the dramatic shape and increases brilliance. Due to its perfectly symmetrical shape, the smallest imperfection on a marquise cut diamond can drastically change its appearance. It’s very important to make sure the pointed ends are protected so the diamond is not chipped or damaged while being worn. Prong or claw settings are the best choice for marquise cut diamonds.

Marquise diamonds are beautiful, unique, and not as popular as other diamond cuts so your diamond will surely stand out in a crowd. If you’re looking for a diamond that is truly fit for royalty, marquise cut diamonds are for you. Visit us on San Diego Avenue and we’ll help you find the best marquise cut diamond that makes your inner Queen shine.
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