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If you’re looking for an unusual, eye-catching ring to symbolise your love, a marquise cut diamond might be the perfect fit. Marquise diamond engagement rings are rare, so as well as standing out from the crowd, yours will be unique. The marquise cut has many other names including the ‘navette’ cut. This translates in French to ‘little boat’ which reflects its boat-like shape. Furthermore, their whimsical shape resembles a smile which adds to their appeal. Also, their elliptical shape has two pointed ends which gives the effect of slenderizing your fingers.
The name ‘marquise’ relates to a hereditary position in the royal family between a count and a duke. Therefore, the name reflected the courtiers who showed off their rank as they could wear these diamonds. The marquise cut was invented in the 18th century in France. King Louis XV commissioned a jeweller to invent a diamond cut for his mistress, Jean Antoinette Poisson, that resembled the shape of her lips.
This unique and captivating diamond cut attracts many for their vintage, antique feel. Our bespoke vintage marquise diamond engagement rings incorporate marquise cut diamonds for their interesting, delicate look. We hand-make all our engagement rings in our Ditchling workshops in platinum or 18ct white, rose or yellow gold. This ensures the best colour and strength for a ring that will look beautiful and symbolise your special moment for years to come.
Furthermore, diamonds aren’t the only option if you love the marquise cut. Other stunning precious gemstones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds also look gorgeous in this unusual and beautiful cut. We can also set marquise cut gemstones in a trilogy design to signify your Past, Present and Future. Alternatively, marquise cut diamonds can stand alone due to their pointed shape, which lengthens the stone making it appear larger.
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