The marquise shaped diamond is believed to have been commissioned by King Louis X1V of France. Legend reports the King requested a stone to remind him of the perfect shaped mouth and smile of his true love, the Marquise de Pompadour, hence where the name derived from and the gorgeous marquise cut engagement ring was born.
The diamond itself hosts an elongated shape with pointed ends. It’s a distinctive, dramatic shape that offers a unique setting for a striking engagement ring.
A marquise engagement ring is cut to maximize its carat for carat weight, by giving a larger looking stone and longer diamond surface area. Marquise diamonds work beautifully as a central stone in a dazzling diamond engagement ring, or as an accent stone in other diamond jewellery.