Marquise Cut Halo Engagement Ring 1.45 ct
Marquise Cut Halo Engagement Ring 1.45 ct – 1.00 carat centre stone with .45 carats on the shoulders and halo. This beautiful diamond ring is set with a certified 1.00 carat marquise cut center diamond weighing graded an D colour grade with VS1 clarity. This is surrounded by smaller round brilliant cut diamonds on a beautiful halo and on the shoulders. This beautiful Halo Engagement Ring also comes in palladium, white, yellow and rose gold.
History of the Marquise Cut Diamond
The marquise diamond cut, also known as the football-shaped cut, the boat-shaped cut, the eye-shaped cut, or the navette, is rarely seen in the engagement ring world compared to other less vintage cuts.
A marquise cut diamond features 58 facets and an elliptical shape with pointed ends. It has been around for centuries, and though it cannot brag the same level of popularity as the princess or round cuts, its traditional, long, narrow shape looks excellent on a ring finger.
The marquise cut’s origin dates back to the 18th century when King Louis XV of France (1710-1774) commissioned a jeweler to design a cut shape that resembled the lips of his mistress, Jean Antoinette Poisson, the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour. Over time, the marquise cut developed into the distinctive shape known today.
The name “marquise” refers to a hereditary rank above a count but below a duke and comes from the fact that courtiers wore marquise cut diamonds in order to show off their rank. Marquise diamonds are also often referred to as “navette” diamonds, which means “little ship” in French, because of the marquise diamond’s boat-like shape.
Though the marquise cut began as a cut for diamonds, it is widely used with other gems like emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
Famous Marquise Cut Diamonds
Ashley Simpson – Of the celebrities with marquise engagement rings, Ashley Simpson’s 5-carat stunner given to her by Hunger Games actor Evan Ross is perhaps the most unique and stunning. The Edwardian-style ring designed by Neil Lane features a 5-carat feature-cut marquise diamond surrounded by 12 calibrated rubies and 140 accent diamond melees.
Victoria Beckham – When soccer star David Beckham proposed to Posh Spice, he gave her a marquise cut diamond ring set on a yellow band which cost around £65,000.
Catherine Zeta Jones – The “Chicago” star wears a 1920s antique Fred Leighton ring with a large 10-carat marquise stone flanked by 28 smaller stones.
Now that you know the rich history of the marquise cut diamond, you can consider choosing a marquise cut for your ring. Stand out from all the typical princess and round cuts that dominate the engagement ring market!