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Select Your Marquise Cut Diamonds

The Marquise Cut takes its name from a legend relating to the Marquise of Pompadour. According to the legend,the Sun King desired a stone to be polished into the shape of the mouth of the Marquise. It is generally agreed that a length-to-width ratio between 1.75:1 to 2:1 is most pleasing.As with other fancy shapes,the consumer's individual taste constitutes an element of the evaluation as well.The typical marquise diamond contains 56 facets.

In the search below no field is mandatory, you may select the Marquise diamond budget to get results.which you may narrow the results by limiting any other field to get an eye clean and white diamond you may choose H or better color (D to H) and SI1 or better clarity (IF,VVS or VS),if you are on a budget that does not get results go down to SI2 which many are also eye clean or go down with the color to I or J.

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Marquise Cut Diamonds

A diamond cut resembling the hull of a small boat and even the shape of an ellipse and football, is nothing but a complete head turner. Marquise cut diamond as it is known, is gorgeous from every angle. Just like the shape of an ellipse or the football, a marquise diamond features an elongated curved shape with pointed ends. If you are looking for something that will make you stand out from the crowd, you can definitely consider getting a marquise diamond for yourself.

With a history that dates back to the 18th century, the marquise diamond has come a long way. Several interesting stories were associated with its origin, but the most widely followed one centers around the story of the French King Louis XV. As per this story, King Louis XV wanted to create a diamond that resembled the smile of his mistress Antoinetter Poisson, the Marquise de Pompadour and thus, on his order his court jeweler created what we today know as the marquise shaped diamond.

Eventually and especially all through the 20th century, the shape was subjected to a lot of modifications. Today, thanks to the development of various diamond cutting tools, we have the very beautiful marquise brilliant cut, which stands as an embodiment of sheer beauty. Featuring a total of either 55 or 58 facets, the marquise diamond possesses 33 facets on the crown and 25 on the pavilion. The number of pavilion facets may range between 4 and 8. A marquise diamond of length to width ratio of 1.75-2.15 is deemed as the most ideal and classic marquise cut.

Fascinating Facts about Marquise Diamond:

  • The elongated structure of the marquise flatters the finger of the wearer. They very well complement slender and long fingers though they are also blessed with a slimming effect. They transform the look of a short and chubby finger by making them appear long and thin.
  • The presence of a large crown surface area, coupled with the elongated shape, make the marquise cut diamond appear much larger in size than what the actual weight suggests. The shallow cut nature of the marquise is another reason behind the marquise cut appearing larger to their counterparts which features cuts with deep pavilions. Thus, a smaller carat diamond will create an impressions of a larger carat diamond. This makes it an ideal choice for those on a tight budget.
  • Because it possesses a great degree of fire and brilliance, a marquise cut can mask some minor flaws and color tints.
  • The marquise cut diamond contains some amount of bow-tie effect that ranges from near invisible to severe depending on the quality of the cut. No diamond certificate can ascertain the degree of bow-tie effect. So it is only upon visual inspection that one can recognize the intensity. However, this bow-tie effect becomes negligible when the angles of the diamond are carefully cut.

Tips to Buy a Marquise Cut Diamond:

While selecting a marquise diamond, ensure that the right and left side are exactly of the same proportion. Even the two pointed ends should align with each other. A slight non-alignment will not only make the diamond look weird, but will ruin the overall look when set. Hence, it is advisable to go for a diamond which has a very good symmetry. Another important thing to consider is that the pointed ends of the marquise diamond are home to flaws and inclusions and that makes it susceptible to chipping. Hence, make sure that they are covered with prongs as that will not just prevent it from chipping but will also hide the flaws hidden therein.

In addition, opt for a marquise diamond of ideal to excellent cut as that will reduce the bow-tie effect dramatically. Lastly, your diamond should be certified by renowned diamond laboratories the like of which includes, GIS,AGS, EGL or IGI. 


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CompareDetailsShapeCaratColorClarity CutCertificatePrice
View Ma0.7700MSI2 C.E Good To Very Good EGS/EGL USD 654
View Ma0.3900EVS2 Good Diamonds-USA USD 682
View Ma0.5700DSI1 C.E Good EGS/EGL USD 878
View Ma1.0400GSI3 C.E Very Good EGS/EGL USD 998
View Ma0.7000IVS1 Very Good EGL USD 1,260
View Ma1.0600HSI3 Very Good EGL USD 1,272
View Ma0.5600DVS2 Very Good EGL USD 1,428
View Ma1.7400JSI1 C.E Very Good EGS/EGL USD 2,784
View Ma1.5100ISI1 Very Good EGL USD 4,288
View Ma1.5100HVS2 Very Good EGL USD 5,285
View Ma2.0200DSI1 Very Good EGL USD 9,938
View Ma0.5000DIF   GIA USD 2,189
View Ma0.5100DVVS1   GIA USD 2,730
View Ma1.4400DVVS1   GIA USD 16,974
View Ma1.3300DIF   GIA USD 18,097
View Ma1.0100FSI1   EGL USD 3,246
View Ma1.0100FSI1   EGL USD 3,246
View Ma0.5200DSI1 Very Good GIA USD 1,864
View Ma1.0200MVS1 Very Good GIA USD 2,472
View Ma0.6600EVVS1 Very Good GIA USD 2,632
View Ma0.6100DVVS1 Ideal GIA USD 3,019
View Ma0.8000FSI1 Very Good GIA USD 3,170
View Ma0.8000GVS1 Very Good GIA USD 3,618
View Ma1.0000GSI1 Very Good GIA USD 3,730
View Ma0.8000FVS1 Ideal GIA USD 3,854
View Ma0.9100FVS1 Ideal GIA USD 4,221
View Ma1.0200DVS1 Very Good GIA USD 4,711
View Ma1.0100DVS2 Very Good GIA USD 5,410
View Ma1.0200DVS1 Ideal GIA USD 6,637
View Ma1.0200EVS1 Ideal GIA USD 6,745
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