Few diamond cuts are quite as unique as the marquise-cut diamond. Exotic and truly brilliant, the marquise diamond makes the perfect centerpiece for an engagement ring.
The marquise cut has been around for some time, yet people are just beginning to rediscover this diamond’s beauty. If you’re hoping to incorporate a marquise diamond into your engagement ring or bridal set, you’ve come to the right place.
With the help of our skilled in-house stylists, we’ve put together this guide detailing everything you need to know about the marquise diamond.
The Iconic Marquise Cut Diamond
In many cases, the marquise cut diamond is in a league of its own. While the marquise cut owes plenty of its brilliance and shape to the classic round cut diamond, the iconic shape of the marquise can completely transform an engagement piece.
The origins of the marquise diamond date back to the 18th century when the Marquise of Pompadour demanded that diamond cutters craft a stone that resembled the shape of her mouth. Since then, the marquise diamond has captured the hearts and minds of jewellery enthusiasts everywhere.
At first glance, the marquise diamond most similarly resembles an oval cut diamond due to its elongated shape. However, the marquise’s length is far more dramatic, and when placed atop a finger will appear greater in size than other diamonds of the same weight.
Because of this illusionary effect, the marquise diamond is for anyone who isn’t afraid to stand out in a crowd. Impressively brilliant and unforgivingly bold, it’s no wonder why the marquise engagement ring is so popular today.
Picking out a Marquise Engagement Ring
There are plenty of designers out there who have adopted the marquise diamond as a focal point for their engagement pieces. As a result, those who are looking for a marquise engagement ring often find themselves overwhelmed by the selection.
First things first, it is important to know that a marquise diamond looks its best when set alone in a solitaire setting. Although, due to their narrow shape and defined edges, a lesser marquise diamond is often prone to chipping.
All these things considered, a quality made marquise engagement ring will stand the test of time and continue to inspire awe and beauty for many years to come.
As mentioned before, there are plenty of designers that have adopted the marquise cut diamond into their engagement collections, and artisan designer Simon G is no different. In Simon G’s Passion collection, the marquise diamond is placed into a dazzling halo setting and has a surrounding cluster of crystal clear diamonds. Like most marquise engagement rings, the pieces in Simon G’s Passion collection have no trouble standing out.
Iconic designer Noam Carver is no stranger to the marquise diamond either, and they make that clear in their Fancy engagement ring collection. Styled like the breathtaking marquise rings of the past, Noam Carver’s vintage designs will steal you away to a simpler time of elegance and flawless beauty. If you’re searching for something vintage and classy for your engagement, Noam Carver has exactly what you’re looking for.
While the marquise may be an older diamond cut, the designers at Stuller have had little trouble bringing this brilliant diamond to the present with some jaw-dropping designs. Stuller’s marquise engagement ring designs take a dramatic leap away from the traditional to craft a collection of pieces that are truly unique. If you’re bold and have a love for the charmingly modern, Stuller should be your top pick.
Finding the Perfect Marquise Engagement Ring at Clowes Jewellers
If you’re on the hunt for a marquise engagement ring, you needn’t look any further than our vast collection at Clowes Jewellers. Since 1978, Clowes Jewellers has been known as the place “Where Central Alberta Gets Engaged.”
Our showroom in Red Deer, Alberta has a wide selection of marquise engagement rings as well as other designer bridal jewellery pieces and fashion jewellery items. As well as luxury-grade fine jewellery, we proudly provide the nearby cities of Edmonton and Calgary with professional jewellery services such as jewellery repair, custom design, and jewellery cleaning.
To learn more about our services, products, events, or our collection of marquise engagement rings, give us a call at (403)-346-2720, or visit us at our showroom in Red Deer today.