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Marquise cut diamonds are chiseled in graceful curvaceous shape that aggravates the feminine beauty, hence, very suitable for all the females. These elegant loose marquise diamonds are imbibed with brilliance that complements slender fingers with its enchanting diamond shapes
, ideal for the ladies who are searching a unique cut. A natural marquise diamond is cut in the shape of a football with tapered upward and downward regions and flattened center. Due to such an elongated shape, this marquise shape diamond appears larger in size than any other shape. Marquise diamonds possess some degree of bow-tie effect that varies from nearly invisible to extreme. The visibility of a bow-tie effect cannot be ascertained by reviewing the diamond certificate or dimensions, but only upon visual inspection.
While selecting this fancy marquise shaped diamond, some details must be minutely checked. Symmetry is very important in marquise cuts. The two end points should stay aligned with each other, and the right and left sides should form a near mirror image and remain identical. Even a slight misalignment or mismatch in the points can result in an off kilter look in the final setting. For this reason, excellent or very good symmetry is strongly recommended for a perfected piece of diamond jewelry
. The most preferred setting for a marquise cut diamond, is the prong setting, it may be a two prong or six prong setting providing profound security to the finely cut marquise diamond. Because these points were once nearest the outer edge of the rough stone, flaws such as naturals, extra facets, and other inclusions may be located here. Since the points are covered by prongs, these flaws will be invisible once the diamond is set.
Marquise cut diamonds portray a wide variation in diamond shapes starting from the narrow to a little plump shapes. Personal preference should dictate how narrow or fat marquise diamond you choose should be, although a length to width ratio of 1.75 -2.15 is considered the classic marquise cut. Every Diamond should include precise measurements, as well as the length to width ratio, so you know the exact shape of the marquise cut diamond you are considering.
|Types of Diamond Cuts
||53 – 63
||58 – 62
||Very Thin - Slightly Thick
||1.85 - 2.00
||52 or 64 - 65
||56 - 57.9 or 62.1 - 66
||Very Thin - Slightly Thick
||1.75 - 1.84 or 2.01 - 2.15
||51 or 66 - 68
||53 - 55.9 or 66.1 - 71
||Very Thin to Thick
||1.65 - 1.74 or 2.16 - 2.30
||50 or 69 - 70
||50 - 52.9 or 71.1 - 74
||Very Thin to Very Thick
||1.55 - 1.64 or 2.31 - 2.45
||< 50 or > 70
||< 50 or > 74
||Ex. Thin to Ex. Thick
||> 1.55 or < 2.45
The size of the table and depth of the cut, culet and other such features of the marquise diamond decides how the GIA certified loose diamond will appear and thus the price of the marquis shaped diamonds also differ.
The price range of diamond fluctuates based on the 4C’s of diamonds i.e; the cut, color, clarity and carat of the diamonds. The color range of diamonds start from D, E, F till Z. D is considered to be colorless and hence the best quality diamond with high prices and as we descend towards Z, the price decreases and the diamond reflects slight yellowish or brownish tint. In case of clarity, it is measured as FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2 and I3. FL indicating flawless diamonds are free of any inclusions or blemishes, so can be regarded as the supreme quality diamonds and also pretty expensive quality diamonds. But as we descend towards I3, the diamond becomes internally included that may be visible to the naked eyes thus depleting the worth of the natural diamonds. Similarly, the cut of the marquise shaped diamonds detected as the Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor also influences the brilliance of the diamond. The excellent cut diamonds very beautifully reflect the light causing the full seven rayed spectrum of light that we observe as intense fire and brilliance. So, it can be concluded as the excellent cut is the superior one and such a diamond has high worth, on the other hand, a poor cut diamond is not appreciated much for its lack of shimmer and blaze. To guide you through the purchase of loose marquise shaped diamonds, a list of price range relying on the carat and other attributes of genuine marquise cut diamonds are discussed below.
0.50 Carat Marquise Cut Diamonds:
Fascinating Diamonds provide a huge option of 0.50 carat marquise cut natural diamonds to select from. With the deviation in cut, color and clarity of the diamonds the net cost of the marquise diamond also varies. A 0.50 carat marquise cut diamond can be acquired in between a price range of $ 900 to $ 1500 depending on the color, cut and clarity according to your preference.
0.75 Carat Marquise Cut Diamonds:
A large collection of 0.75 carat marquise shaped diamonds is existent in this section. Slightly under 1 Carat, the marquise cut diamonds of this carat are very much preferred for their visible size and affordable cost. Basically, a 0.75 carat marquise shaped loose diamond costs around $ 1500 to $ 2300 depending on the cut, color and clarity you select.
1 Carat Marquise Cut Diamonds:
An ideal carat weight to be mounted in any jewelry, 1 carat marquise shaped diamonds signify a benchmark in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 3500 to $ 5,500 solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the marquise diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.
1.25 Carat Marquise Cut Diamonds:
Slightly over standardized 1 carat marquise cut diamonds, the 1.25 carat marquise cut diamonds also add a larger bling to your jewelry. Available in a price range of $ 6,500 to $ 11000, these marquise loose diamonds add priceless glitter to a jewel with its larger size.
1.50 Carat Marquise Cut Diamonds:
Pretty large in size, the GIA certified 1.50 carat marquise cut diamonds are very much preferred size. Although it sounds a little over 1 carat only but its size appears very larger. They can be bought within a price range of $ 9000 to $ 14000 explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2 Carat Marquise Cut Diamonds:
Gigantic size of the GIA certified 2 carat marquise cut diamonds are very much adored. Due to the rarity in availability of such huge carat weights in diamonds, they can be bought within a price range of $ 14,000 onwards, explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2.5 Carat Marquise Cut Diamonds:
A sparkle that will hold your sight, the genuine 2.50 carat marquise diamonds with its brilliance and fire are perfect to be mounted in any rings or other diamond jewelry. This unique cut diamond can be acquired at a price range starting from $ 24,000 onwards based on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
3 Carat Marquise Cut Diamonds:
Ideal carat weight to be flaunted to all; 3 carat marquise shaped diamonds signify the true brilliance in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 30,000 onwards solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the marquise diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.