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Marquise Diamond Ring Setting

Saturday, September 14th 2013. | Marquise Diamond

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Marquise diamond ring setting has unique history in which it is believed that the cut is wanted by the Sun King, Louis the XIV, to be similar with the smile of his mistress, Marquise de Pompadour. The name of this setting which is known also as Navette cut diamond was also taken from her. Marquise cut is similar to the shape of a football or boat in classic style with a point at each end of the shape, especially when we look at the cut from above. The cutting method used to create a marquise cut is called ‘table cut’ or ‘step cut’, since the facets are cut in steps. Marquise diamond needs at least larger or longer rough diamond than round diamond in similar carat weight. However, marquise diamond can appear larger than round diamond even they have the same carat weight. Marquise Diamond Ring Setting

Marquise Diamond Ring Setting

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When you choose marquise diamond ring setting, one thing you should pay attention is the cut of the marquise diamond. It is very important since marquise diamond, like other fancy cut diamonds, has a tendency to possess a bow-tie effect, an effect you want to avoid since it can make the marquise diamond lack fire and brilliance and look dim and dull. You do not need to worry much, since the effect, fortunately, can be detected easily with naked eye. Marquise diamond is created to maximize fire and brilliance, so that you need to be extra careful when choosing the cut. A poorly cut marquise diamond, even it has perfect clarity and colour, will look dull as well. You need to find a marquise diamond with a good proportion and symmetry, since if the cut is too shallow, the diamond will lose its fire and brilliance, and if the cut is too deep, the diamond will look darker. Perfect cut marquise diamond should reflect light from all sides without any bow tie effects. Marquise Diamond Ring Setting

One of the biggest advantages marquise diamond ring setting has is that the shape looks so flattering on hands with all sizes. The elongated marquise diamond will look stunning in complementing slender hand with long fingers, but the setting can also give a slimming effect and make shorter fingers look thinner and longer. In addition, since the cut of marquise diamond is so shallow, the weight of the diamond is mostly located on the top, which means, a marquise diamond will look larger than other cuts in the same carat weight. It will be a great option for those with a tight budget to have a ‘larger’ diamond with more affordable price. Some of inclusions and colour tints even can be masked with marquise diamond cut. Marquise Diamond Ring Setting

Marquise Diamond Ring Setting

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However, since marquise diamond has pointed end on each side, those parts make marquise diamond more vulnerable than other cuts. It will be more vulnerable especially if the inclusions and flaws are located there. Thus, it is very recommended to set a marquise diamond in a prong setting, especially 6-prong setting, so that there will be one prong on the top, one prong on the bottom, and two prongs on each side. The more the prongs are, the better. 4-prong setting can be used as well, especially if the size of the marquise diamond is smaller. Other setting can be used is bezel setting, it is just that this setting can reduce the brilliance and fire of the marquise diamond, since it blocks more parts of the diamond than the prong setting. Other settings are not recommended, since the exposed points of the marquise diamond will make it vulnerable to damage and chipping. Marquise Diamond Ring Setting

Marquise Diamond Ring Setting

Marquise Diamond Ring Setting
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