The marquise diamond has a rich history involving French ruler King Louis XV of France. The King requested that a diamond be crafted into the shape of his mistress’ lips. The diamond was cut into its iconic eye-like shape and, since then, has developed into the beautiful cut known today. The name of this style actually refers to a hereditary rank. Higher than a count, but lower than a duke, marquise diamonds were sported by courtiers to display their ranking. While these gorgeous diamonds do not share the spotlight with their princess and round cut counterparts, they feature characteristics that no other style can replicate.
Marquise engagement rings often feature the straight style. This type of setting is typically smooth and is designed to allow the center diamond to become the focal point. In this collection, one of these marquise rings has a smooth white gold band with a stunning diamond at the center. No side stones are included in this offering; only a flourish of filigree beneath the stone. A second straight styled marquise includes round white diamonds along the shank and very delicately showcases its center diamond. The center diamond almost seems as if it’s hovering atop the band. These sophisticated rings could only exist with the beloved marquise.
This collection also includes a few marquise engagement rings that turn up the drama with their modern looks. A double halo enshrines the center stone in an offering that uses three columns of round cut white diamonds along its shank. The marquise shape is elevated even further in a ring that uses its halo to create the iconic eye shape with baguette diamonds on the inside and round stones bordering it. This halo shape is featured in another option that includes a pair of trillion shaped side stones as well as two marquise side stones. These jaw-dropping rings are not ones to overlook, as one of these could quite easily be “the one” for your partner.
Take the marquise diamond’s royal history as one of the many reasons why this style is a perfect choice. As a cut that naturally slims the hand, it works beautifully on anyone. If our collection doesn’t offer a ring you love, we can design and create the ring of your partner’s dreams. If you would like to discuss designing your own custom marquise engagement ring or have other questions, please contact us and we’d be happy to assist you.