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Why Choose a Marquise Cut Diamond?

Why Choose a Marquise Cut Diamond?

February 09 2022

The Marquise cut Diamond is also known as the Navette Cut because of its likeness to the hull of a sailboat, as navette is French for ‘little boat’.

It is known to be one of the fancy cuts as it is in fact a modified brilliant, meaning that you are able to witness the fire and brilliance of a Round Brilliant cut without having to have a round gem.

This shape works best at the heart of a trio, flanked by two smaller Round Brilliant cuts or just on its own as a solitaire.

This diamond shape originated way back in the early 18th Century when the French King Louis XV commissioned a jeweller to design a diamond to be cut to resemble the lips of his mistress the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour. Being a modified brilliant, it is obvious that the Marquise Cut Diamond as we know it today was different when Louis XV requested the cut to be made. This is because the brilliant-cut was not properly around until the early 20th Century. ‘Marquise’ refers to a hereditary rank above a count but below a duke, and comes from the fact courtiers wore this cut diamond in order to show off their rank.

The current Marquise diamond was developed during the 1960s. It became super popular throughout the 1970s and reached its pinnacle during the 1980s. 

Technical Specifications

  • As this diamond is a modified brilliant cut, it has the typical facet arrangement and facet count of 56 to 58.
  • The greatest amount of fire and brilliance would be a length-to-width ratio of 1.85 to 2.10.
  • Its typical depth percentage is usually between 59%-63%.

Marquise-Cut Jewellery

Diamond Set Marquise Hera Diamond Ring in 18K Rose Gold

Inspired by the Greek Goddess of Marriage, the diamond set shoulders give this ring some extra pizzazz! Perfect as an engagement ring or just a diamond ring to add to your jewellery collection, as rose gold is also super fashionable right now.

Bijou Marquise Diamond Stud Earrings in Platinum and Marquise Bijou Diamond Pendant in Platinum

These Marquise Halo studs and pendant are classy and stylish, they can make your outfit from day to night instantly. The diamonds set in the halo add an extra sparkle and you will light up whatever room you walk into whilst wearing them.

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