Marquise Cut Engagement Rings
The marquise-shaped diamond is believed to have been commissioned by King Louis XIV of France to remind him of the perfect shaped mouth and smile of his true love, the Marquise de Pompadour. The diamond is an elongated shape with pointed ends and its distinctive, dramatic shape offers a unique setting for a striking engagement ring. A marquise engagement ring is cut to maximise its carat for carat weight, by giving a larger looking stone and longer diamond surface area. Marquise diamonds work beautifully as a central stone in a dazzling diamond engagement ring or as an accent stone in other diamond jewellery.