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Marquise Engagement Rings

Discover enduring grace with Lark & Berry's collection of marquise engagement rings. Each piece showcases the unique beauty of the marquise cut diamond, renowned for its elongated shape and regal allure. Crafted with precision and care, our rings feature delicate settings that enhance the brilliance of the marquise diamond. Choose from a variety of styles, including solitaire, halo, vintage, and affordable options with side stones, for your perfect marquise engagement ring.

Origins and Characteristics of Marquise Cut Diamonds

The marquise cut diamond has a fascinating history and unique features that set it apart in the world of gemstones. It originated in the 18th century, said to be commissioned by King Louis XV of France. This elegant cut has an elongated shape resembling a boat or football, inspired by the lips of his mistress. Notably, it's great at maximising carat weight, creating the illusion of a larger stone, which makes it a popular choice for impactful marquise engagement rings.

Moreover, the pointed ends of the marquise cut are versatile, working well with various setting styles, from classic solitaires to intricate halo designs. This flexibility allows for creative ring designs that accentuate the diamond's natural brilliance and sparkle.

Whether you're drawn to its romantic backstory, its elongated shape, or its ability to maximise carat weight, the marquise cut diamond remains a timeless option for engagement rings and other fine jewellery pieces. Explore our collection for vintage and affordable marquise engagement rings featuring side stones, settings, and styles to match every taste.

Optical Properties and Appearance of Marquise Cut Diamonds

Marquise cut diamonds, when set in engagement rings, offer an exquisite and elongating appearance. Their stretched out shape with pointed ends creates a flattering silhouette on the finger, adding a touch of sophistication to any setting.

One of the most remarkable features of the marquise cut diamond is its ability to maximise brilliance and fire. Achieved through the numerous facets present in the cut, they reflect light in a dazzling display of sparkle. The elongated design of the marquise cut further enhances this brilliance, as light is able to travel through the diamond more effectively, resulting in a stunning visual impact.

However, it's important to note the unique bowtie effect that can sometimes be visible in marquise cut diamonds. This occurs when light leakage creates a dark area resembling a bowtie across the centre of the stone. While this effect is natural and inherent to the cut, it can vary in intensity depending on the diamond's proportions and quality of cut. It's essential to carefully evaluate each diamond to ensure that any bowtie effect is minimal and does not detract from its overall beauty.

Metal Choices for Marquise Cut Diamond Rings

Selecting the perfect metal for your marquise engagement ring involves exploring various options, each enhancing the allure of your diamond in its own unique way.

White gold, with its sleek and modern appearance, beautifully complements the brilliance of a marquise cut diamond, offering versatile style options.

Yellow gold exudes timeless elegance, infusing warmth and vintage charm into your ring, especially in vintage-inspired settings.

Rose gold adds a romantic touch with its blush tone, creating a modern and sophisticated contrast to marquise cut rings.

Platinum, renowned for its durability and luxurious appeal, provides a secure setting for your diamond while accentuating its brilliance with its naturally white colour.

When deciding among these metal options for your marquise engagement ring, consider not just the aesthetics but also the durability and suitability for your lifestyle.

Lab Grown Marquise Diamond Engagement Rings

Begin an exploration towards sustainability and affordability with our collection of lab-grown marquise diamond engagement rings. These exquisite gems offer a brilliant alternative to mined diamonds, providing eco-conscious individuals with a guilt-free option for their special day.

Lab-grown diamonds possess identical physical, chemical, and optical properties to their natural counterparts, ensuring the same level of brilliance and beauty. With advanced technology, these diamonds are cultivated in controlled environments, free from the environmental and ethical concerns associated with traditional diamond mining.

One of the most exciting aspects of lab-grown marquise diamonds is the versatility they offer in customisation. From selecting the perfect carat weight to choosing the ideal setting, our customers have the freedom to create a truly unique and personalised engagement ring that reflects their individual style and values.

In addition to their ethical sourcing and sustainability, lab-grown marquise diamonds also offer significant cost savings compared to mined diamonds. By eliminating the need for mining operations and reducing production costs, we are able to offer these stunning gems at a fraction of the price, making luxury accessible to all.


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Marquise Engagement Ring FAQ

What is a marquise cut diamond?

A marquise cut diamond is a gemstone cut known for its elongated shape with pointed ends, resembling a boat or a football. It has a large flat top surface called the table, and a series of facets along the bottom part, known as the pavilion. Typically, it boasts a total of 58 facets. Loved for its elegant and elongated look, it's a top pick for engagement rings and other exquisite jewellery.

How does the shape of a marquise cut diamond differ from other diamond cuts?

A marquise cut diamond stands out with its unique shape, featuring elegant pointed ends and a stretched-out silhouette. This distinct form distinguishes it from other popular diamond cuts like round, princess, or emerald cuts, which typically have square or rectangular shapes.

The pointed ends of a marquise cut diamond add sophistication and individuality to its appearance, while the elongated silhouette creates a flattering illusion of length on the finger. In contrast, round diamonds offer a classic and timeless appeal, princess cuts provide a modern and geometric look, and emerald cuts showcase a sleek and elegant rectangular shape.

Comparing the marquise cut to these other diamond cuts highlights its uniqueness, making it a captivating choice for those in search of a distinctive engagement ring.

What are the advantages of marquise cut diamond engagement rings?

A marquise cut diamond offers several compelling advantages for an engagement ring. Its elongated, navette shape creates a flattering, slimming effect that makes the finger appear longer and more slender. Despite its elongation, the marquise's expert facet patterning maximises brilliance and light return just like a round brilliant cut. 

Remarkably, marquise diamonds also tend to face up larger than other shapes of the same carat weight, allowing you to maximise the perceived size while staying within budget. When set with tapered baguette side stones, the marquise's distinct pointed shape can even create the illusion that the centre diamond is larger than it actually is. Perhaps most distinctively, marquise cut diamonds provide a regal, vintage aesthetic harkening back to their 18th century origins - a perfect choice for those seeking an engagement ring with antique flair and unmatched elegance.

What factors should I consider when choosing the carat size for a marquise cut diamond engagement ring?

When choosing the carat size for a marquise cut diamond engagement ring, it's essential to consider several factors to achieve the desired aesthetic and remain within budget. 

Firstly, balance the carat weight with the overall proportions of the diamond and the wearer's finger size. A larger carat size might appear disproportionate on smaller fingers, while a smaller carat size may not have the desired impact on larger fingers.

Additionally, consider the length-to-width ratio of the marquise cut diamond. A longer ratio can create the illusion of a larger stone, enhancing its perceived size and brilliance. However, it's crucial to strike the right balance to avoid compromising brilliance for size or vice versa.

Ensuring the perfect carat size involves weighing these factors carefully. Consulting with a jewellery expert can help explore various options and find the ideal carat size that suits both aesthetic preferences and budget constraints. By considering the diamond's proportions, finger size, and length-to-width ratio, you can ensure your marquise cut diamond engagement ring radiates elegance and sophistication.

What are the benefits of choosing a lab-grown marquise ring?

Choosing a lab-grown marquise cut diamond for your engagement ring presents numerous benefits, both ethically and practically. 

Firstly, lab-grown diamonds are crafted through a sustainable process, reducing environmental impact compared to traditional mining. By opting for lab-grown diamonds, you're endorsing eco-friendly practices and lessening the demand for diamond mining, which can harm ecosystems.

Furthermore, lab-grown diamonds are guaranteed conflict-free, ensuring responsible and ethical sourcing. This assurance grants peace of mind, allowing you to cherish your engagement ring without concern for its origins.

Regarding quality and affordability, lab-grown marquise cut diamonds offer exceptional value. They adhere to the same rigorous certification standards as mined diamonds, ensuring their authenticity and quality. Additionally, lab-grown diamonds often come at a more affordable price point than mined ones, making them an appealing choice for budget-conscious couples.

Which ring settings are the best marquise engagement rings?

Marquise cut diamonds are renowned for their stunning elegance, perfectly complemented by a range of ring settings. The most sought-after options include solitaire, halo, and three-stone settings, each offering distinct advantages to enhance the unique shape and proportions of the diamond.

Solitaire settings are timeless classics, allowing the marquise diamond to command attention as the focal point. With its simplicity, this setting accentuates the diamond's elongated silhouette, emphasising its graceful lines and unparalleled beauty.

For those desiring extra brilliance and dimension, the halo setting is an excellent choice. Encircling the marquise cut diamond with a halo of smaller diamonds enhances its sparkle and creates an enchanting centerpiece. This setting exudes glamor and sophistication, perfectly complementing the diamond's distinctive shape.

Another popular option is the three-stone setting, symbolising the past, present, and future of a relationship. By placing two smaller diamonds on either side of the marquise cut diamond, this setting enhances its overall appearance and ensures balance in the ring design.

Do you offer custom designs for marquise cut diamond engagement rings?

Yes, we take pride in offering custom engagement ring design services tailored specifically for marquise cut diamond engagement rings. This service empowers our customers to craft a truly distinctive and personalized piece that authentically mirrors their love story and unique style preferences.

Our custom design journey commences with an in-depth consultation, where our proficient team attentively listens to your desires, sources of inspiration, and envisioned design for your dream ring. Subsequently, we engage in close collaboration with you to materialise your concepts, ensuring that every aspect is meticulously tailored to meet your exact specifications.

Whether your heart yearns for the timeless allure of a classic solitaire setting, the opulent charm of a glamorous halo design, or the nostalgic beauty of a vintage-inspired creation, we offer a diverse array of customisation options meticulously curated to cater to your individual taste. You have the liberty to select from an extensive range of accent stones, including captivating diamonds or vibrant gemstones, to elevate the allure of your marquise cut diamond.


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