Marquise diamond rings are a sophisticated and elegant variation on the typical diamond ring. Their long shape complements any finger and hand, and are especially effective at making hands look long and graceful.
About The Marquise Diamond Ring
While you can find these marquise diamonds from most periods, marquise diamond rings became especially popular during the mid-century period, because of their striking simplicity. Most are solitaires, but you can also find marquise diamond rings with accent stones.
Marquise Engagement Ring Designs
Geometric shapes, sharp lines, bold colors, and symmetrical ornamentation are notable hallmarks of Art Deco design. This was a decisive change from earlier jewelry eras that featured more natural, flowing designs.
Timeless History - According to legend, the marquise cut was invented in the 18th century. King Louis XV of France wanted a diamond cut that would remind him of the lips of beloved Marquise de Pompadour’s. The cut was named after her.
- Navette Cut - The marquise cut is also sometimes called the navette cut. Navette means “little boat,” so a marquise diamond ring is perfect for somebody who loves the sea or sailing.
Bold Settings - Marquise diamond rings are typically set lengthwise, but you may be able to find a marquise diamond set lengthwise from east to west.
Find The Perfect Engagement Ring
Marquise diamond rings are less common than round or oval diamond rings, as not all uncut diamonds are suitable for this type of cut. We have one of the largest selections of vintage jewelry online, so usually have several to choose from. Browse our selection today, or talk to one of our experts for personal advice on picking the right ring for your tastes and budget.