The Marquise cut
The Marquise cut is another adaptation of the 58 faceted round brilliant cut. This shape complements long slender fingers particularly well. The crown is modified in the marquise to form what is called a “French Tip”, where the bezel facet at the point of the stone is eliminated. Marquise cut stones have an elongated shape with pointed ends supposedly inspired by the smile of the Marquise de Pompadour and commissioned by the Sun King, France’s Louis XIV.
The Oval shape is also brilliant cut, borrowing the same faceting techniques from the round brilliant although additional facets are added to assist in the elimination of the “bow-tie effect” in the mid-section of the stone. The oval cut is sophisticated and ideal for someone who values elegance but is after something unique. Oval cut stones are equally flattering for shorter fingers, as they create the illusion of length.
The most popular stone shape is the round brilliant, which came into existence roughly 60 years ago. It’s an adaptation of the brilliant cut, created in the early 18th Century, and remains the most popular cut to this day. It suits absolutely every woman with its sophisticated brilliance and fire.
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