What is a Marquise Diamond shape?

Diamond shapes

The marquise diamonds shape is a modified brilliant-cut. The marquise cut is gorgeous when used as a solitaire or when surrounded by smaller diamonds and gemstones.

Marquise cut black diamonds are generally selected for engagements, weddings, and Gifts. Marquise has a pointed end and smooth curves for a dramatically beautiful appeal at a greater size per carat weight than any other shape. Your diamond will appear large making this a rare and eye-catching selection.

Brilliant marquise diamonds are long and narrow and they can also create the illusion of a bigger size. The marquise diamonds look like an oval diamond. The marquise cut diamond’s elongated shape can make the finger of the wearer show up longer and slimmer.

To find dimensions of the marquise you got to look for the length to width ratio. The length to width ratio will determine the diamond’s outline or what it will look like from the top.

For the most traditional marquise cut diamonds, look for length between 1.75 and 2.25.

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