There is always a lot of fascination and hullabaloo when diamond rings are concerned. Diamond ring is revered and gasped at in every corner of the globe. The wealthy has it within its grasp easily and thus they move on to wear bigger and more stylish diamond rings. For those to whom the coveted jewelry is still beyond their allotted budget in jewelry, have no options other than saving money bit by bit in order to buy that treasured ring. Diamond rings are the most popular – perhaps occupying the largest market share in the wedding ring market—among the soon-to-be brides and bridegrooms. Even in the subcontinent – where gold has always captured the largest section of wedding jewelry – diamond rings are catching the fancy of young men and women to whom price is no object on that special day.
Diamond rings come in various types. There are butterfly diamond rings, diamond heart promise rings, white gold black and white diamond rings, multi shaped gold diamond wedding band, diamond rings with platinum bands, 14caret yellow gold diamond rings and so on. They can be of various shapes too. There are princess-cut diamonds, heart shaped diamonds, cushion shaped diamonds, pear shaped diamonds, and oval shaped diamonds, round shaped diamonds, emerald shaped diamonds and the like. One such shape is the marquise cut diamond.
The distinct marquise shape is known to have originated in the 18th century by the order of French king Louis XIV, who supposedly ordered to design the new shape in imitation of his mistress’s seductive smile. His mistress was the Marquise de Pompadour, and the word ‘marquise’ is that with which the new shape was christened and known even today in the jewelry sector. In a marquise cut diamond ring, the diamond stone is elongated. For narrow oval shape and chiseled pointed ends, it is also invariably called boat shaped diamonds or Navette diamonds. In a marquise cut, the stone has twice the length as its width. This shape is quite popular with men and women who are bored with the traditional and predictable round shape of the diamond on the ring. Marquise stone also fools the eye courtesy an optical illusion. The diamond’s mass is mostly concentrated on the top surface, and hence the stone appears to be much larger than it actually is. This makes it even more worthy for investment for buyers who are short on budget, but want to display the maximum of their purchase. Also, this quality makes it easier for the rings to be designed by encrusting more small diamonds alongside the band, since the mother stone looks bigger than it is.
The most interesting fact about the marquise cut diamond is perhaps its ‘bow tie’ effect. This effect causes to form a dark shadow in the interior of the stone. The shadow effect should be minimized lest the reflection within the stone is blocked. However, the shadow effect is considered by many as part of the elegant beauty and mystique of a marquise cut diamond.
While buying a marquis cut diamond ring, it is important to check whether the prongs have held the diamond firm and secured. The stone must be set perfectly in position, neither tilted nor crooked. Marquise diamond ring is more affordable than some of its counterparts owing to the fact that it looks larger than its actual caret. Also, it looks good on long slim fingers and is immaculately suited for additional ring enhancers and gemstones. All of these favorable aspects make marquise cut diamond rings one of the most preferable options of the less affluent people. After all, diamond rings – as exquisite as they are – shouldn’t be limited to being the sole luxury of the wealthy ones.