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Handmade Marquise Cut Engagement Rings
Custom marquise cut engagement rings are exquisite and unique pieces of jewellery crafted with care and precision by our skilled masters. Our designers and jewellers work closely with you to create a one-of-a-kind piece that reflects your unique personality.
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Cluster Engagement Rings
Marquise Cut Diamond Halo Ring
Hand made 18ct white gold marquise cut centre diamond with brilliant cut diamond halo ring with shared claw shoulder diamonds
Cluster Engagement Rings
Round, pear and marquise cut wire cluster diamond ring
Hand made 18ct white gold wire basket cluster ring with round brilliant cut centre stone and surrounding alternating pear and marquise cut diamond ring
Marquise-Cut Diamonds In Engagement Rings
If you’re seeking a sophisticated centrepiece for your custom ring, the marquise-cut diamond is the ultimate choice. Discover why the marquise diamond is the perfect canvas for your personalised masterpiece.
What makes the Marquise diamond special?
Royal Beginnings. The marquise cut was first created in the 18th century at the request of King Louis XV of France. It was designed to resemble the lips of his mistress, Jean Antoinette Poisson, the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour, and was named “marquise” to honour her.
The marquise cut has also been known as the “navette” cut, a French word meaning “little ship.” It symbolises love’s journey, making it a perfect choice for engagement rings and tokens of love.
Why Choose Marquise Diamonds?
- Unique Shape: Marquise diamonds are characterised by their elongated shape with pointed ends, creating a beautiful oval with tapering points. This unique silhouette gives the illusion of a larger stone and makes the fingers appear gracefully longer and more elegant.
- Beautiful Scintillation: Marquise diamonds are renowned for their exhilarating sparkle. The elongated facets and pointed ends maximise the stone’s surface area, allowing it to catch and reflect light with exceptional radiance. Its elegantly curved body and pointed ends create a stunning silhouette.
- Optical Illusion: The Marquise-cut diamond often appears more significant than its carat weight suggests, thanks to its elongated shape. This makes them an excellent choice for those who desire a dazzling look without an extravagant budget.
Whether you’re drawn to the historical significance, optical illusion, or symbolic representation, marquise-cut diamonds continue to capture the hearts of those who appreciate their unique elegance and allure.
How to Care Tips for Marquise Diamonds?
Marquise diamonds, with their distinctive shape, require special care to ensure their longevity and brilliance. Due to their pointed ends, marquise diamonds can be susceptible to chipping or damage if improperly protected. Here are some jewellery care tips for the protection and maintenance of marquise diamonds:
- Secure Setting: It’s imperative to choose a setting that adequately protects the pointed ends of the marquise diamond. Semi-bezel and ‘v’ claw settings are excellent for securing the stone and preventing chipping or damage.
- Professional Maintenance: Periodically have your marquise diamond professionally cleaned and inspected by a jeweller. They can check for any damage and ensure that the setting is secure. Loose settings can increase the risk of damage.
- Gentle Handling: Due to the hydrophobic nature of diamonds, grease and oils are attracted to the surface of the diamond. Avoid handling and touching the stone with your fingers since the natural oils from your skin will dull its brilliance.
- Cleaning: Clean your marquise diamond regularly to maintain its shine. Soak it in lukewarm, soapy water and gently scrub it with a soft brush. Be careful and use a non-abrasive cleaner to avoid scratching the metal. Learn more tips on how to clean your jewellery at home in our guide.
- Avoid Wearing When In Gym: Remove your marquise diamond jewellery when doing activities that could expose it to any potential harm, such as playing sports, going to the gym and lifting weights, doing housework, or gardening. Marquise diamonds are more vulnerable to impact than some other cuts.
By following these maintenance and protection tips, you can enjoy the brilliance and beauty of your marquise diamond jewellery for years to come. It’s essential to treat your marquise diamond with the care and attention it deserves to ensure it remains a cherished piece of your collection.