Marquise engagement rings
Featuring a modified brilliant cut and navette shape, Marquise engagement rings featuring VRAI created diamonds create a look whimsy and romance.
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Explore styles featuring Marquise cut VRAI created diamonds to find the one that’s right for you.
Marquise cut diamonds were commissioned by King Louis XV to resemble his mistress’s smile. So when this whimsical and romantic shape is highlighted in vintage-inspired settings, it creates a regal look and feel. Try a Halo or Bezel, or feature a marquise cut diamond in a Duet, Signature V, or Hover setting for an heirloom look you’ll adore.
A marquise cut Solitaire engagement ring spotlights this playful fancy shape to perfection. The dramatic points and elongated shape that maximizes carat weight are highlighted in a Classic or Signature Solitaire setting for a bold and elegant look that will last a lifetime.
The beauty and shine of a marquise diamond is only further enhanced in a Three Stone marquise cut engagement ring. Choose a trio of marquises or pair with side stones of a different shape for a look that is as unique as your love story.
A marquise cut diamond is a fancy shape said to resemble a smile. Its elongated form is accentuated in a Halo engagement ring setting. Marquise cut Halo engagement rings also have a vintage appeal that’s perfect for those wanting an heirloom-inspired look.
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Frequently asked questions about marquise engagement rings
A marquise cut diamond is often associated with a “navette” or gondola-like shape, or with the shape of a smile. It’s said that the Sun King, Louis XV, requested a diamond shape that resembled his lover’s lips.
A marquise diamond engagement ring is often worn by those with dramatic, bold, and romantic style. It is considered playful, whimsical, and flirtatious.
You can pair your Marquise diamond engagement ring with a wedding band based on style or metal color. For Solitaire, Halo, or Three Stone engagement rings, for example, choose a petit Eternity, Infinity, or Devotion band in matching platinum or solid gold for the perfect pair.
For certain engagement settings, like the Signature V or Curator, consider pairing with their matching wedding band styles. Due to its elongated form, make sure the wedding band pairs flush with your engagement ring to avoid bumping or scratching against the diamond’s edges.
Unique or one-of-a-kind marquise rings are made through the custom design process. Speak with VRAI’s design experts for a custom-designed engagement ring. Tell them your ideas for a bespoke Marquise cut setting — whether it’s adding a halo or featuring a Knife-Edge Band, for example. They’ll help you understand which custom details are possible, then guide you through the white-glove design process.
As most wedding rings feature either round or baguette shaped diamonds instead of Marquise, there are not necessarily marquise matching sets. However, most wedding bands will pair perfectly with a marquise diamond ring. Speak with a diamond expert for personalized guidance, or choose Flat, Round, Infinity, Eternity bands or more for your own unique set.
The shape of a Marquise cut diamond is called a “navette” or gondola-like shape. The name, however, comes from King Louis XV commissioning a diamond to be cut in the shape of his lover’s lips.
The average cost of a 1-carat diamond ring (excluding all other “Cs”) is around $2,000. That price will go up or down depending on the diamond’s cut, clarity, and color. The average cost of a setting is $1,600, while best-selling solitaire settings start at $1,000. The price of a Marquise cut engagement ring can vary widely based on carat weight, setting, and metal.
Your choice of setting should be based entirely on personal preference and taste. However, because the Marquise is the most elongated of fancy shaped diamonds, there are some factors to consider. If you are worried about snagging or scratching with the Marquise’s two pointed tips, consider a Signature Solitaire or a Signature Bezel in an East-West setting, as well as a Hover. These styles will turn the Marquise on its side, making it less likely to hit or snag.
A lab-grown diamond Marquise engagement ring features a Marquise cut diamond that was man-made in a laboratory setting instead of mined. Both lab-grown diamonds and mined diamonds are the same when it comes to their chemical composition. The only difference between the two is their point of origin. A lab-grown diamond has a guaranteed point of origin, while a mined diamond doesn’t come with such certainty.