All About The Marquise Cut
All About the Marquise Cut
When looking for a diamond cut that is as unique as it is elegant, the marquise cut is a stunning choice. Unlike the oval cut, which is elongated with softly rounded ends, this unusual cut is elliptical in shape with sharp points at both ends. It is an extremely rare stone to find — only 1.5% of all GIA-certified diamonds in the entire world are marquise cuts! Master diamond cutters have perfected the marquise over the years, resulting in a stone with 56 (and at times 58) facets, resulting in a dazzling display of light that brilliantly plays off the fire at the heart of the stone.
History of the Marquise Cut Diamond
Marquise cut diamonds, which are often referred to as "navette" diamonds (meaning "little ship" in French) due to their boat-like shape, date all the way back to the 18th century. King Louis XV of France commissioned the first marquise cut diamond when he asked a jeweler to create a stone that resembled the lips of his mistress. The cut proved popular, and it has since evolved into the polished, sophisticated cut that we see today. While it was originally intended to showcase the dazzling brilliance of a diamond, it was quickly discovered that it works equally well with other stones and is now a popular cut for most gemstones, especially sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.
Why Choose a Marquise Cut Ring?
The marquise cut diamond has one of the largest crown surface areas of any diamond shape, giving the illusion of a bigger stone. This makes the marquise cut ring ideal for anyone who wants the look of luxury without the hefty price tag of a larger carat stone. The cut's pointy edges and radiating brilliance create a dramatic finesse that goes well with any style of engagement ring, particularly solitaires and double band rings. The rarity of marquise cut stones makes them uncommon choices for engagement rings; however, their uniqueness is perfect for the bride-to-be who seeks to break from tradition and express her individuality with a ring that truly stands out from the crowd.
Find Your Marquise Cut Ring at Albert's Diamond Jewelers
Albert's Diamond Jewelers is the premier destination for luxury bridal and fashion jewelry in Schererville, Indiana. Conveniently located near Chicago, Gary, and Crown Point, we have proudly served Northwest Indiana since 1905. In addition to our extensive selection of fine jewelry from world-class designers, we are well-known for our custom design services. Our expert associates will be happy to help you create a one-of-a-kind piece that pairs brilliantly with a stunning marquise cut diamond. Call us today at (219) 322-2700 so that we can schedule you for a consultation!