How to Choose a Ring Setting for a Marquise Diamond
The Marquise Diamond is one of the most romantic and unique diamond shapes for engagement ring center stones today. Invented in the 1700s by King Louis XIV, the unique football-esque shape of the cut is said to resemble the smile of the king’s mistress the Marquise de Pompadour (the style’s namesake). Many Marquise diamond rings are still custom designed because the shape is so rare, but they have seen an increase in popularity in the past year or so.
Why Marquise Diamonds are a Great Choice
Marquise diamonds are a beautiful choice because their bigger surface area combined with their shallow cut means you get more visual size for the money spent when compared to other diamond shapes. What’s more is that they are extremely versatile. You can choose to set the unique, elongated stone in either a standard vertical (north-south) or horizontal (east-west) setting, with each option producing completely different effects on the ring. Combined with the many different styles of engagement rings already possible, this makes the range of the Marquise diamond near limitless.