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Marquise cut diamonds


Regal Marquise Cut Diamonds


The famous marquise diamond can be identified by its distinct pointed oval shape. Due to the football shape, it creates an illusion of greater size. The marquise diamond has the largest crown surface area, carat for carat, of any shape. Symmetry is also an important aspect when evaluating the quality of a marquise cut diamond.

Basic Marquise Cut Diamond Anatomy

Elegant marquise diamonds traditionally have between 56 to 58 facets in its pointed oval shape. The two endpoints need to align with each other, while the right and left sides should form a near mirror image. Despite its long and narrow shape it still has the same potential of sparkle and brilliance of a round cut diamond.

Just like other elongated shapes, a marquise cut has a bow-tie light effect. The bow-tie effect occurs when the composition of the facets form a dark area that resembles a male bow-tie. It can be scaled from near invisible to severe. A prominent bow-tie derails the shine of the diamond.

A diamond has five distinct parts that make up its anatomy. The five sections are Table, Depth, Girdle, Culet, and L/W Ratio. Marquise diamonds have these approximate dimensions:

Table %

The percentage of the diamond that the table takes up.



Depth %

The depth percentage of the lower part of the diamond.




The ideal thickness of the diamond’s girdle.

Very Thin to Slightly Thick


Whether or not a cutlet cuts into the bottom is ideal.



L/W Ratio

The ration of the diamond’s length and width.

1.85 - 2.00

marquise diamonds

A classic marquise cut has an L/W Ratio of 1.75-2.15. To maintain its high price value, the stone should have Excellent or Very Good symmetry rating. Any slight alignments regarding symmetry can also affect the visual appeal in a marquise diamond setting.

Ideally, a marquise diamond should be set with prongs to protect the two points. These two points are often subject to blemishes.

Marquise cut diamonds are a popular stone for engagement rings. The oval-like shape of this cut can make the wearer’s finger appear longer and slimmer. A marquise cut looks impressive when combined with pear or round-shaped side stones.

The History Of Marquise Cut Diamonds

French royalty inspired marquise diamonds. It was sculpted to resemble the “smile” of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, the Marquise of Pompadour. There had been other elongated shaped cuts such as the baguette cut, but the origin of marquise diamonds has become the pillar of its popularity.

Explore Our Marquise Cut Diamond Collection

Indulge in luxury marquise cut diamonds. Our selection of loose marquise diamonds and premium jewellery is available online and in-store. At GemTrove we only sell quality marquise cut diamonds to suit any budget.

Browse our selection of marquise cut diamonds here.

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