What is a Marquise Cut Diamond?
A marquise diamond has 56 facets and is longer in shape, ending with a point on each side. A marquise diamond is a unique choice for those looking for something different because of its impressive and distinct appearance.
Because of its elongated shape, a marquise cut appears larger than other diamonds of the same carat weight and frequently makes the wearer's fingers appear thinner.
The Marquise Diamond is a stunning alternative to more common diamond shapes such as the Round Brilliant or Cushion Cut.
Can Marquise Cut Diamond have Bowtie Effect?
Yes, just like Oval Cut Diamonds, Marquise Cut Diamonds have bowtie effect due to their fancy, elongated shape. The bowtie is the dark space that runs across the centre of a diamond. The severity of a bowtie varies between diamonds: sometimes it is easily visible, and other times it is barely visible.
A Marquise Cut Diamond with a prominent bowtie will detract from the stone's beauty. You should avoid selecting an Marquise Diamond with a dominant bowtie.
Why select a Marquise Cut Diamond?
When choosing a shape for your engagement ring, a marquise diamond is a unique option.
The cut quality of a Marquise Diamond is difficult to determine due to its fancy, elongated shape. Depth and table percentages differ from diamond to diamond, and length to width ratio preference is based on personal preference.
It is generally recommended a H or higher for colour, and recommended looking for an S1 or higher for clarity.