With their distinctive oblong shape and pointed ends, marquise cut diamonds are striking and unique. A modified brilliant cut, marquise diamonds boast excellent sparkle while their elongated shape often makes fingers appear longer and slimmer. Because of their shape, marquise cut diamonds will generally appear larger than round cut stones of the same carat weight.
Legend has it the marquise cut was named for the Marquise de Pompadour, the mistress of King Louis XV of France, after he ordered a diamond to be cut to resemble her smile. The marquise cut is also sometimes called the navette cut, meaning “little boat”. More informally, the shape is often compared to a football or rugby ball.
Marquise diamond rings have risen in popularity in recent years, as couples increasingly seek alternatives to the traditional round center stone. Brides who gravitate toward marquise cut diamond rings often have a chic and sophisticated sense of style and an appreciation for clean lines and simple silhouettes. Explore our breathtaking selection of marquise engagement rings to discover a majestic setting she will cherish forever.