3.40ct fancy light yellow marquise cut diamond engagement ring

Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Marquise cut diamond engagement rings feature an elongated oval shaped diamond with ends that taper to a point. The Marquise of Pompadour was honored with this diamond commissioned by King Louis XV of France. It was said that the King wanted the jewel created as a tribute to his mistress’ perfectly shaped mouth. Also known as the “Navette Cut”, French for “Little Boat”, the Marquise’s namesake is ellipsoid shaped (boat shaped) with delicate lines of symmetry and fragile, pointed ends.

A symmetrical silhouette is a crucial part of this profile as any misalignment will be painfully apparent, especially once the stone is set. The softly rounded left and right sides of the diamond should mirror each other and the pointed ends should be in perfect alignment. There are 58 standard rectangular facets in this beautiful cut. The pavilion (underside of stone) can be created with 4, 6 or 8 main facets.

3.01ct Fancy Yellow Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Angled View | Mark Broumand

3.40ct fancy light yellow marquise cut diamond engagement ring | Mark Broumand

Per carat, the Marquise has the largest crown surface area and will appear visually larger in a “face up” position than any other cut. This cut is vulnerable to the "bowtie effect", which is a bowtie shaped shadow in the center of the diamond. Severe bowtie should be avoided; however some degree will be seen in all Marquises. The Marquise will be high quality in color and clarity since flaws will be very visible through the large crown.

The Marquise is one of the most difficult shapes to set and care should be taken to protect the tips with prongs if set as a solitaire. The stone should not be structurally set on the points only, as this will make the diamond even more prone to chipping and breakage. Any flaws are best set in the tapered ends. The ideal length to width ratio will be 2:1, but may range in length between 1.85 and 2.10 to cover more oval stones and more narrow stones.

5.87ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

3.01ct Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Mark Broumand

The unique and delicate Marquise cut engagement rings in Mark Broumand’s collection were selected for their visual appeal and high quality color, clarity and perfect symmetry. If your fiancée desires a larger diamond that slims the finger, the Marquise cut diamond ring is the perfect choice. View Mark’s selection of Marquise cut and fancy yellow diamond engagement rings in an array of ring settings sure to capture her heart.