If you’re looking for a unique diamond shape that sets your ring apart from the rest, a marquise shape diamond engagement ring might be for you! Marquise shape diamonds feature a classic look that maximizes carat weight with its stunning shape and cut. This stunning shape can work with other details you love, too— add a diamond halo, go on with a three-stone setting, or even choose a colored gemstone!

The marquise diamond cut is similar to that of a football. The unique shape is also known as the boat-shaped cut, the navette, or the eye-shaped cut. Marquise shape diamonds feature an oval shape with pointed ends. This diamond shape has been around for centuries, and it continues to be a flattering, timeless choice for today’s couples. Marquise diamonds can maximize carat weight, giving you a much larger-looking diamond.

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Marquise Shape Diamond

  1. Because of its long, narrow shape, marquise cuts are thought to be slenderizing and often credited for making a finger appear longer and thinner.
  2. The two points at the ends of a marquise diamond need to align perfectly with one another. The smallest imbalance or imperfection of symmetry of a marquise diamond will greatly affect the balance of your ring when it is set.
  3. The sharp ends of the marquise cut are often susceptible to chipping if not protected properly by the jewelry setting. When set in a ring, make sure your diamond’s corners have protected prongs or claws to keep the corners safe. 
  4. With their narrow shape, some marquise cuts produce an area of reduced color in the center of the gem— sometimes called the Bow Tie Effect.  All elongated fancy shapes have a bow tie effect, but a well-cut diamond will hide that effect with the brilliance of its facets.

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Goldsmith Jewelers has an appraiser on staff who holds the title of Certified Gemologist from the American Gem Society (AGS) and Graduated Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He can provide you with an Insurance Replacement Cost Report. An Insurance Replacement Cost Report provides detailed information which will assure a fair replacement of equal quality and value if a claim is ever needed to be made.

We ask that you make an appointment so we can set time aside to properly evaluate your piece of jewelry while you wait. Most appraisals are done for the purpose of obtaining insurance coverage in case your item is lost, stolen or damaged. No gemstone, including a diamond, can be guaranteed not to break, chip, scratch or fracture, so we recommend you use a jewelry replacement cost report to have your jewelry covered through an insurance agency.

If your jewelry has not been appraised in the past 5 years, it is recommended to have your jewelry assessed to see if it is valued properly. Learn more here.