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Loose Diamonds | Marquise Cut
Daring, different and utterly gorgeous. The distinctive elliptical silhouette of a marquise diamond enthrals the jewellery lovers who want something that sets them apart from the crowd. A marquise diamond features 58 twinkling facets and a flattering, elongated shape. It is considered a highly flattering style, giving length and elegance to the finger as well as giving a significant ‘face up’ appearance when it comes to size.
A loose, marquise cut diamond can be the absolute star of an engagement ring. This shape can be seen with a variety of different proportions, each giving a unique shape and balance.
When it comes to marquise cut diamonds, ratio is everything. But the good news is, there are various ratios which all create a gorgeous looking diamond – it is entirely personal which one you go for.
A 1:95 ratio is the sweet spot between width and length and is generally considered the most balanced marquise. A 2:15 ratio is perfect for those who want a slim, exaggerated ‘sharp’ shape. A 1:75 creates a curvier shape with a wider body, creating more presence on the finger.
A GIA certificate will outline the colour, carat weight, clarity, polish and symmetry of a marquise diamond. It will also give you the proportions of the diamond so that you can work out the ratios.
Marquise Cut Diamond FAQ's
💎Are marquise cut diamonds expensive?
Like other fancy shapes, marquise cut diamonds are less expensive than round brilliant diamonds. With the right ratio, they can also give an impressive face up appearance, i.e. looking bigger than other diamonds of the same carat weight.
💎What setting is best for a marquise cut diamond?
The beauty of a marquise is they can be worn in a North/South, East/West or angled position and each of these rotations gives a completely different look. The main consideration is ensuring the setting protects the points of the marquise to prevent the possibility of chipping.
💎Are marquise cut diamonds popular?
Marquise diamonds are a fairly underrated shape and regularly do not make the ‘top trend’ choices for engagement rings. However, for many customers, this is part of the appeal. Choosing a marquise means setting yourself apart from the more popular styles and embracing something unusual.
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