The Marquise Engagement Ring Cut
Every woman wants a ring that is going to dazzle and sparkle, and for this reason, a man should know about the engagement ring cut he is in the market for. This refers to the light-reflective qualities, as well as geometric shape, of the gemstone set in the ring. Featuring an elongated, curved shape and pointed ends, the marquise cut often looks larger than other gems of the same carat weight.
If you are looking for a stone that stands out, consider a marquise engagement ring cut. A fancy shape by most standards, a marquise jewel can be considered as a boat-shaped brilliant stone. Its distinctive shape makes it attract numerous sets of eyes, and it looks superb in a solitaire setting. The standard number of facets for its shape is 58, but it can have a varying number of pavilion (lower) facets ranging from 4, 6, or 8.
Take care to look for sharp edges and pointed ends in the gem of a marquise engagement ring cut. These types of features increase the risk of damage. Long, narrow stones are more prone to breaking or chipping because of their slender form. A buyer or owner should ensure that the angles of the stone have been properly cut to avoid a ‘bow-tie effect’-a dark area that occurs underneath the surface as a result of improperly manicured angles.
When choosing a marquise, it’s extremely critical to note the total clarity and colour of the gemstone. Because of its lean shape, the gem needs to be of high quality for the cut to exhibit its very best effects.
A ratio of 2.00 (twice as long as wide), or an approximate proportion of 1.75 to 2.25, will give distinct length and elegance while providing a good balance of width that is pleasing to the eye. Any shape ratio less than 1.50 may appear short and wide, and the cut will be difficult to differentiate from an oval. When long and thin with a ratio of more than 2.50, an engagement ring cut of this shape will lose a significant amount of fire and be difficult to set properly.
If you are looking for a fancy gem for an engagement ring that is sure to elicit a positive proposal response, the marquise is an excellent choice. Look for stones with a minimum colour of H and clarity of SI1 for the ring to dazzle with radiance.