Jennifer Riley

By Jennifer Riley
January 10, 2018

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The marquise cut diamond was a very popular choice for engagement rings in the late 70’s and through the ‘80s.

marquise cut diamond

However, the history of the marquise cut dates back much further. During the 18th century, King Louis XV of France had his jeweler design a diamond cut to resemble the lips of his mistress, Jean Antoinette Poisson, the Marchioness Madame de Pompador. Hence the name, Marquise cut.

We are now seeing women seeking new and updated designs for this unique cut diamond. You can really have some fun updating this cut. What was old is now new again.

You can set it sideways and frame it in diamond guard. Parade Designs has done an excellent job of that here. Simple, elegant and refined. 

 

marquise cut diamond guard marquise cut parade design

 

Another way to modernize your marquise cut is to set it in a halo style. Halo engagement rings are still the hottest design and most requested right now. (2017)

It also gives your marquise a boost in visual size. So if you’ve often felt that your diamond was a bit small, this design will delight you with it’s increase in space. 

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To change the look of your ring, you can try adding other diamond shapes to the design. Accenting your marquise with baguettes or emerald cuts can give your ring a refreshing change.

marquise emerald cut ringmarquise baguette cut ring

So what do you do if you have an anniversary band with many smaller marquise cut diamonds? Can you restyle this style ring?

marquise cut anniversary band

The answer, is Yes!

Even these smaller marquise diamonds can be repurposed into some really pretty and fun designs.

You can take them and make earrings. Like this: 

golden marquise earringssilver marquise earringmarquise cut earring

Or you can have them set into a marquise stacking band.

silver stacked marquise ringsilver stacked engagement ringgold stacked ringmarquise cut sethi couture

Let’s not forget the pendant style as well. 

silver marquise cut pendant marquise diamond cut pendant

The marquise diamond cut has a beautiful history and a memorable love story. Don’t let your diamond sit in a drawer, unworn and unloved. Find the perfect design that suites you and your diamond. If you need a little more inspiration, well...we can help with that.