Rarely seen in the past decade, the marquise cut makes a fashion comeback thanks to jewelry designers who prove that the marquise cut diamond is anything but passé.
Besides the famous princess, round or emerald cuts, the marquise cut was long considered a vintage shape due to its traditional long and narrow structure. However, there is nothing better than the marquise cut for elongating a finger and making your hand looks slender.
The marquise cut, which is also known as the navette cut, the eye cut, the boat shaped or even the football shaped, is essentially an elliptical shape with pointy ends. Its oval design is one of the most distinctive and expensive cuts available. Why, you ask? Because the cutting process employed to create two perfectly symmetrical tips involve a stone wastage that makes the marquise pricey to produce. A high level of know-how is requested to align perfectly the pointy ends to reveal the beauty of its shape.
Both elegant and versatile, the marquise cut is an edgy alternative to classical round cut and brings a vintage-inspired touch that is so cool. Designer Rivka Nahmias has opted for a 0,5-karat marquise cut diamond positioned horizontally on a band to challenge its usual wear. It looks so refined when worn this way on the auricular finger. You could also spot the marquise on the emerald beads choker that has been designed for The Eye of Jewelry exclusively.
New-York based designer Melissa Kaye has decided to enhance the intricate setting of its Hazel ring with marquise cut diamonds that perfectly fit the geometric pattern in a flower-like design. You may see repeating stars or flowers in the recurring motif; whatever in both ways, the marquise cut looks gorgeous from all angles.
The marquise cut is also the go-to to bring jewels incredible light and volume when mixed to others. YEPREM masters the combination of round and marquise cuts to infuse in its designs a proper magical effect that will leave you addicted for sure!