Marquise Cut Diamonds
A Marquise shaped diamond with its brilliant cut and tapered point at two ends gives it a timeless elegant look. Reputed to have been made for King Louis XIV of France, who demanded for a diamond which simulated the smile of Marquise de Pompadour. Due to the extended length Marquise diamonds have more size per carat weight than other shapes and boast its 58 facets.
These diamonds when worn as a ring creates an elongated, slender look and makes the finger appear longer. For most traditional Marquise-cut diamonds, look for length-to-width ratio between 1.75 and 2.25.