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Marquise Diamonds

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

Marquise Diamond Jewelry

Just like the emerald cut diamond, there is something slightly understated about the marquise diamond. While it doesn’t command the same type of attention as the round brilliant cut, its unique, elongated shape still produces a magnificent sparkle. The marquise cut is popular for its long and narrow shape, which comes with an additional benefit. Because of their shape, marquise diamonds create the illusion of a larger diamond size, which also makes the wearers’ fingers appear long and 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. Pairing a marquise diamond with other accent diamonds amplifies the dramatic shape and increases brilliance. Due to its perfectly symmetrical shape, the smallest imperfection on a marquise 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 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 diamonds are for you. We’ll help you find the best marquise diamond that makes your inner Queen shine.
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