Holiday deadline approaching soon for wedding ring orders. Order now to guarantee Christmas delivery.Holiday deadline approaching soon. Order now.

Marquise Cut Diamonds

The Marquise cut was commissioned by King Louis XIV of France, who was inspired by the smile of the Marquise de Pompadour. It is an elongated oval shape with pointed ends, with a facet arrangement in the crown and pavilion that echoes that of the round brilliant cut.

The marquise diamond typically has 58 facets, like the round brilliant cut, but can be cut with 4, 6, or 8 facets in its pavilion facets. Like most elongated brilliant type cuts of diamond, the marquise can have a bow tie effect from the top view. The bow tie effect is a dark bow tie shaped section within the centre of the diamond and is caused by facets that are not reflecting light to the diamond’s optimum level. This effect can detract from the diamond’s brilliance if it is particularly pronounced.

marquise cut

Finding a marquise diamond without a bow tie can be a challenge. Diamonds with a very good or excellent cut grading, and a length to width ratio of 1.75-2.00 will reduce the chance of a strong bowtie effect appearing in the diamond.

Given their length and brilliant facets, the marquise diamond is a great option for those choosing a more unusual diamond ring or other piece of diamond jewellery. Also, given the long lines of the marquise, these diamonds often appear bigger than other diamonds of a similar weight.

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Holiday Deadlines

Make your wishlist sparkle and order before these dates to receive your jewellery pieces in time for Christmas Day*

11 Nov – Bespoke Engagement Rings & Custom Jewellery
5 Dec – Bespoke Diamond Set Wedding Rings**
12 Dec – Bespoke Plain Wedding Rings (no diamonds)
23 Dec – Ready To Wear Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings & Fine Jewellery

Miss a deadline? We may still be able to help. Reach out to our studio to see if we can work a Christmas miracle for you.

*Time frames may vary between studios depending on the number of pre-Christmas orders received. To avoid disappointment please contact your nearest studio for more details. A deposit must be paid and the design and gemstones confirmed by each deadline date respectively, 2023.
**Excludes some designs.

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