Shapes of Diamonds - Marquise
Marquise cut is boat shaped and is a variation of the round
brilliant cut diamond. Marquise cuts are often chosen by women who wish
to display an independence of style. Its elongated form can create the illusion
of longer, narrower fingers.
An elongated shape with pointed ends
inspired by the fetching smile of the Marquise de Pompadour and
commissioned by the Sun King, France's Louis XIV, who wanted a
diamond to match it. It is gorgeous when used as a solitaire or
when enhanced by smaller diamonds.
to width ratio: A marquise cut with a length to width ratio of approximately
2:1 is the norm. For those who prefer a rounder look, choose a ratio closer
to 1.5:1. For those who prefer a more elongated shape, look for a ratio of 2.25:1