A cut that is sure to turn heads wherever you go is the Marquise cut diamond. With a resemblance to a ladies lips or the hull of a small boat, this fancy shape diamond is also known as “Navette” shape which means “little boat”. The shape of the Marquise cut diamond is based off the faceting of the modern brilliant that has been elongated with the two pointed ends. The elongated curved look of the diamond flatters the wearer’s finger giving it a slimmer and longer appearance. The presence of a large crown surface area and the elongated shape also makes the diamond appear larger in size than what their actual weight suggests.
History of Marquise Cut Diamond:
The Marquise cut diamond has a history that dates back to the 18th century. Though there are several stories related to its origin, the most widely accepted one centres around the legend of the French King Louis XV. As the story runs, King Louis XV had ordered his court jeweller to create a diamond that mirrors the smile of his mistress Jean Antoinetter Poisson, the Marquise de Pompadour. Throughout the 20th century, the shape underwent a lot of modifications and eventually culminated into the Marquise Brilliant cut that we know of today. It had its peak popularity in the 70’s but has remained a staple choice for girl’s looking for a slim and attractive engagement ring with a difference.
Features of the Marquise Cut Diamond
The Marquise cut diamond is comprised of 58 facets. There are 33 facets on the crown and 25 on the pavilion, though the number of pavilion facets may vary between 4 and 8. A Marquise cut diamond that has a length to width ratio of 1.75-2.15 is categorised as the most ideal and classic marquise cut. However, the choice may vary from one individual to another. A slight non-alignment at the two ends of the Marquise cut may give a weird look to the diamond and when finally set, the overall look of the jewelry will be ruined. Hence, it is suggested to go for a Marquise cut diamond, which has a very good symmetry.
The two pointed ends can be susceptible to chipping and It is essential to cover the pointed ends with sturdy claws to give the stone much needed support when set. Another striking feature of the Marquise cut diamond is that they have some varying degree of bow-tie effect that can range from subtle to strong depending on the quality of the cut. It is a natural darkening of two central facets within the stone that usually occurs when the light passing through the stone throws a shadow across its central facets. However, the bow tie effect can be dramatically reduced if the angles of the diamond have been properly cut.
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