The Shape Guide: Marquise Cut

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An ethereal, yet impactful silhouette, the oblong shape of a marquise-cut diamond is flattering yet distinctive. If you're looking for maximum sparkle with a slender, lengthening effect on the finger too, this diamond cut is "the one" for you!

The romantic, elongated shape of the marquise dates back to the 18th century when King Louis XV of France commissioned a jeweler to design a shape that resembled the lips of his mistress - the Madame de Pompadour. Over time, this beautiful, antique diamond cut has developed into the flattering yet distinctive "football" shape we know today.

The marquise is known also as the eye-shaped cut or navette - French for ‘little boat’, the name marquise is aristocratic, referring to a rank above a Count, but below a Duke. French courtiers would wear a marquise diamond on their lapels as a symbol of their nobility.

This regal shape with vintage vibes is loved and adored even today, and A-listers Catherine Zeta-Jones and Victoria Beckham can attest to that. Sharing some of our favorite marquise-cut engagement rings below. Which one is your favorite? 


Simply Tacori
A sleek high-polished ring with hidden diamond details along the inner face. 

2650mq12x6_10

 

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Simply Tacori
2650MQ12X6
$2,190.00 USD IN 18KT WHITE GOLD
Not including center diamond


Inflori 
Never basic, always extra - the round-center diamond is bloomed into a marquise-shaped diamond engagement ring. 

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Inflori
STYLE HT2576RDMQ6W
$5,190.00 USD IN 18KT WHITE GOLD
Not including center diamond



Petite Crescent
Six-prong, solitaire ring with a diamond-intense band featuring smaller
Classic Crescent detailing. 

 

HT2546MQ10X5_10



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Petite Crescent
HT2546MQ10X5W
$4,040.00 USD IN 18KT WHITE GOLD
Not including center diamond



Simply Tacori
Modern and unexpected, the marquise-cut center is flipped in a horizontal orientation along the axis of your Tacori ring. Accentuated by a diamond tipped frame that spotlights the elongated elegance of the center stone.



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Simply Tacori
STYLE 2654MQ10X5W
$2,490.00 USD IN 18KT WHITE GOLD
Not including center diamond



Classic Crescent RoyalT
A true showstopper! Its intricate and involved design perfectly shows off the marquise-cut center in a diamond-intense piece.



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Classic Crescent RoyalT
STYLE HT2612MQ16X8
$13,490.00 USD IN PLATINUM
Not including center diamond



Simply Tacori
Solitaire marquise-cut ring that is contemporary and minimalistic.

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Simply Tacori
STYLE 2651MQ10X5
$2,490.00 USD IN 18KT WHITE GOLD
Not including center diamond


Want to see more marquise-cut rings? View our full collection here.

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