The marquise cut diamond may sometimes be referred to as the ‘navette’ shape, meaning little boat. This boat resemblance describes the outline of the diamond consisting of an elongated body with pointed tips. This unique shape allows for the design of flattering engagement rings, pendants, and other items of jewellery.
The marquise cut was first created in the 18th century for King Louis XV who commissioned a diamond design to represent the shape of his mistress’s lips. This cut was often worn by courtiers as a symbol of rank, adding to its regal name and beginnings.
Featuring 58 facets, marquise diamonds provide brilliance and sparkle true to its royal decree. The sparkle gives a unique and sophisticated lustre with its eye-catching beauty and charm enhancing its recent popularity.
Similar to the oval and pear cut diamonds, the marquise shape may have a dark discoloration in the middle of the stone called a bow tie. The severity of this shadow in the centre of the stone could be the result of a poor cut and influences the brilliance of the stone.
At Kalfin Jewellery, we delicately select our marquise diamonds to ensure they meet our quality criteria. We welcome you to arrange an obligation-free consultation to view our inventory and explore your options. Our expert advice and guidance will ensure you select a stone that is ideal for you.