The Marquise Diamond
The Marquise cut diamond is one of the more elegant and traditional diamond shapes. The Marquise is a slim oblong shape with tapered sharp tips. The Marquise is a heavier stone than a great many others — while a rough diamond will produce a round brilliant diamond of a certain size, when cutting it into a marquise shape, it will generally produce a diamond up to 50% larger in carat size.
The Marquise cut is considered a “fancy cut diamond”, and it’s really shape is just like that of a football. It is called “marquise” because King Louis XIV of England purportedly had a diamond cut into this shape to appear to be is very important of the mouth of his beloved Marquise of Pompadour.
The Marquise has the largest, or among the largest, of the queen’s surfaces of any diamond, helping it give the illusion that the diamond is larger than it really is. This allows you to even buy a slightly smaller stone and still retain the perception of larger. As well, is very important of the diamond makes is very important of the finger wearing it seem longer and more compact.
The Marquise diamond is considered best with a length to width relation of approximately 2: 1 (the best range is considered from 1: 75: 1 or 2. 25: 1). Anything below or above those numbers will quickly look either to narrow and thin in order to lift and fat diamond hk. The cut of a marquise stone has to be very precise and symmetrical. The pointy tips should be precisely even and opposite each other. If they are even slightly off, the diamond will appear completely skewed and lopsided after it is set into a ring.
When buying diamonds online, it can be difficult to gauge the difficulties that might be considered flaws in the diamond. They can be hard to gauge from just a page of specifications. Here are some of the things you need to pay attention to.
Something to be careful about when buying a Marquise diamond is the Girdle. You must be cautious about a thin Girdle. If the Girdle is too thin, it will be prone to chipping. As well, when setting the Marquise diamond, one must be careful to protect the tips of the diamond, as they are generally the most exposed and are very prone to chipping. The best way to protect them is with a setting that has v-shaped prongs. When the v-shaped prongs cover the tips, one can ignore any internal flaws (inclusions) that are located at the ends, as they will be covered by the prongs and not visible.
The recommended color choice of the Marquise diamond, you have a bit more flexibility with the Marquise. As always, it is difficult to give a target guide to the preferred color level of a diamond, as it is a very very subjective rating. Some people like the without color or near without color look more, yet others choose the “warmer” look of a tiny touch of color in the stone. The generally accepted preferred range though for Marquise is that the best colors are up to the G-H range, with many actually preferring the medial side of the warmer Grams and They would colors levels in addition than the cooler and more “icey” level of more without color levels.
Another factor to consider is anytime the diamond is a larger diamond, the Marquise at times will be a bit dark at the tips. If buying a larger Marquise diamond, one might consider bumping the color grade up a straight, such as choosing a Grams instead of They would color, or F instead of Grams.
One last, but not least, factor to take into account is the “bow-tie effect”. The bow-tie is reasonably common in the elongated shapes of diamonds. It is a dark spot that stretches laterally across the diamond, in the form of a bow-tie. The bow-tie effect happens when the features are not arranged properly. When the light water leaks out because of the misalignment of the features, it creates the appearance of a dark area, in the form of a bow-tie. The bow-tie can appear strongly, or very light, depending on how out of line the features are and how much light is leaking out instead of being refracted back.