Marquise engagement rings have a rich history. The marquise diamond cut is similar in shape to a football; it is also known as the boat-shaped cut, the eye-shaped cut or the navette. Marquise diamonds have an oval shape with pointed ends. The marquise cut and marquise engagement rings have been around for centuries. This elliptical shape first originated in the court of King Louis XVI of France. It is said that this diamond cut was shaped after the lips of his mistress. Overtime, this beautiful, antique diamond cut has developed into the flattering yet distinctive shape we know today. Marquise diamonds can maximize carat weight, giving you a much larger looking diamond. Find beautiful marquise engagement rings that highlight the unique radiance of this gorgeous diamond at Jared.


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