Marquis diamond cut is the cut that makes precious stones graceful and smiling. Luxury combined with elegance – these are the words that come to mind when marquises appear in front of your eyes.
According to legend, Louis XV, the French king, in order to please his favorite lover, the Marquise de Pompadour, instructed the court jewelers to come up with a completely new diamond cut that would look like the smile of his beloved woman. And the jewelers did an excellent job of creating a luxurious form of the precious stone, which received the symbolic name Marquis in honor of m-me de Pompadour’s title.
The finish of the Marquis cut is classified as a wedge. The Marquis lab grown diamond turns out to be oblong, in the form of a shuttle, which is why it is sometimes called that way. Other names are a Cat’s eye and a Boat. This shape visually makes the stone larger, it is ideal for small diamonds, as it reveals the entire deep essence of a precious crystal.
In that case, Marquise diamond ring is not as popular ar round or Princess cut stoned jewelry but it is not ordinary too.
How to Evaluate Marquise Lab-Diamond Quality?
If you are going to choose the Marquise shape for the stone in your ring, you should choose high-quality stones only because it is this shape that most clearly reveals the imperfections of a diamond. In addition, it is for the Marquise cut diamond ring that the type of cut is very important, and it can be:
- A commercial cut – when a jeweler sacrifices precision in order to preserve as many carats as possible in the stone
- Precise cut — where attention is paid to the precision of each facet that refracts light.
For natural Marquis diamonds, it is important to use a precise cut. But if you choose stones made in a laboratory, commercial cutting is quite acceptable due to the fact that the quality of lab-grown diamonds is obviously higher.
Also, please pay attention to the way the stones are fixed in the lab created diamond engagement ring with Marquis. The edges that form the tapered edges of the crystal require careful fixation: if you move it carelessly, the corners can break off. To prevent this from happening, jewelers reinforce the setting with special V-shaped prongs. Such jewelry is worn for many years without needing repair.
Another essential feature of this type of stones is the correct number of faces. The Marquis has exactly 55 of them. And, of course, when choosing Marquise engagement rings, do not forget about the famous 4C parameters!
4cs for Marquise Lab Diamond
Let’s start with the Carat parameter that is essential to choose. Despite the fact that the bigger stone you choose for your engagement ring the better it will look, for Marquise lab diamond engagement ring, that doesn’t work. That cut is the best for small or middle-size gems of 1,5-3 carats.
As for clarity, Marquise cut engagement rings should be made only of clearwater gems from A to F not to provide a bowtie effect that is remarked with the dark flare that spoils all the effect from sparkling and light overflows in the Marquise-shaped diamond.
When choosing a color, we can say that almost every color in the engagement ring with Marquis gem will look exquisitely. This cut is suitable both for diamonds and for sapphires, rubies or opals. That’s why you are welcome to choose even fantasy-colored diamonds to get them in your jewelry.
How to Choose Material for Your Ring?
Before looking at popular materials for rings, let’s dwell on the particulars of the style of jewelry with the Marquis. Most often these are vintage rings reminiscent of the jewelry fashion of past centuries. This cut is often used for rare adornments of the royal houses and aristocracy of Europe. Therefore, it is worth choosing rings of just such a vintage design if you want to make your jewelry harmonious.
Accordingly, the metal for such a stone will be more traditional – for example, yellow or red gold. Yellow gold Marquise engagement rings are among the most popular options. But platinum, trendy titanium alloys or silver will make the ring cheap. But in practice, it all depends on the intricacies of the design and the skill of the jeweler.
Is There an Ideal Length-to-Width Ratio for Marquise Diamonds?
A distinctive feature of the Marquis is the tapering ends; oval diamonds do not have them, although they can be confused from afar. The ratio of width to length when cutting Marquise lab diamonds is 2.5 to 1.5. In this case, the size of the site should be from 55 to 65%. This perfect ratio makes Marquise-cut diamond really looking like a cat’s eye, magnetic and beautiful at once. The price of marquise diamonds is lower than that of round gemstones, but their aesthetic value is in no way inferior to other cut forms.
What Settings for Marquis Diamond Will Be Perfect
Marquis lab diamonds represents a cut in the form of a boat or a smile. A diamond with this cut looks equally good as a solitaire stone and in a frame of smaller stones i.e. in three-stone rings or as a central gemstone for a halo setting. It is also a perfect choice for earrings and for jewelry sets of a necklace with a marquise-shaped pendant and a marquise ring. It is most often chosen by independent and bright personalities.
A great idea when choosing settings for Marquis lab grown diamond is to make it part of a floral arrangement, for example, one of the petals of a flower, the body of a butterfly or a leaf of a plant – for such an elegant cut, floral motifs are just perfect.
What does Marquise lab created mean, you ask? Such shapes of diamonds are chosen by sophisticated, slightly old-fashion girls. It is worth noting that such a cut is very susceptible to mechanical stress – the thin ends of the stone are easily damaged. Therefore, for girls engaged in physical labor, active sports, the constant wearing of such jewelry is not recommended. But wearing it as a stylish accessory for a special occasion is definitely worth it.
Why Lab Created Diamonds?
Our lab diamonds are indistinguishable from mined diamonds of equivalent quality
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