Marquise Diamonds

Marquise Diamonds and Marquise Diamond Rings

Marquises: Loose Marquise Diamonds - Hatton Garden London

This list shows a sample of our Marquise Diamond Solitaire Rings and loose Marquis Diamonds. We stock mounted and loose Marquise Diamonds from .25 (A Quarter of a Carat and up). Plus some Natural Fancy colour diamonds such as Intense Yellow diamonds, Pink diamonds & Orange diamonds.
Marquise engagement rings are oval shaped diamonds which have both ends pointed. Marquise diamonds have 56 facets and are twice as long in length as their width. The 2 to 1, length to width ratio is considered ideal.
The name Marquise is derived from the Marquise of Pompadour, for whom King Louis XIV of France allegedly had a stone fashioned to resemble what he considered her perfectly shaped mouth. Louis XIV wanted a diamond fashioned after the Marquise de Pompadour's smile.
Because marquise diamonds are long and narrow, they can also create the illusion of greater size. Carat for carat, the marquise diamond has one of the largest crown surface areas of any diamond shape, making it a great choice when trying to maximize the perceived size of a diamond. Like the oval diamond, the marquise cut diamond's elongated shape can make the finger of the wearer appear longer and slimmer. The marquise diamond is considered one of the most flattering for the hand as it makes the finger look more slender,
The stone may look bigger than it actually is. The marquis diamond not only has a large surface area but the elongated lines can make "the carat" size look larger.
Marquise diamonds posses some degree of bow-tie, varying from near invisible to severe. The visibility of a bow-tie effect cannot be ascertained by reviewing the diamond certificate or dimensions, but only upon visual inspection. If you are interested in purchasing a marquise cut diamond, but would like to have it inspected first, please contact us
Personal preference should dictate how narrow or fat of a marquise diamond you choose, although a length to width ratio of 1.75 -2.15 is considered the classic marquise cut.
Symmetry is very important in marquise cuts. The two end points should align with each other, and the right and left sides should form a near mirror image. Even a slight misalignment in the points can result in an off kilter look in the final setting. For this reason, excellent or very good symmetry is strongly recommended.
A marquise diamond should always be set with claws to protect the two points (the most likely location for chipping).
Please contact us here in Hatton Garden London for ordering or buying loose diamonds, certificated marqise diamonds or certified Marquis diamonds or Marquise diamond rings, or if you require further details.Trade prices on request

8709 Marquise 0.33 D VVS1 GIA £1,248
3213 Marquise 0.31 D SI1 IGI £733
3110 Marquise 0.33 E IF IGI £1,268
3219 Marquise 0.37 E VS1 IGI £1,009
3227 Marquise 0.39 E SI2 IGI £784
3293 Marquise 0.41 F VS2 IGI £1,294
12160- 1 Marquise 0.45 F VS2 EGL £1,400
3210 Marquise 0.31 F SI1 IGI £623