24 Marquise Engagement Rings for Every Style
Navette, football-shaped or pompadour are just some of the many names for a marquise-cut engagement ring. The distinct elongated shape of the stone has a fascinating history dating back to 18th century France, and has since been one of the most popular engagement ring styles. Many celebrities, including Ashley Simpson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Victoria Beckham, have fallen for this diamond cut that, thanks to the stone's 58 facets, has impressive sparkle. And while its oblong shape has a decidedly vintage look, jewelers are now giving marquise-shape diamonds and gemstones a modern makeover with trendy east west, minimalistic and open settings.
If you're considering a marquise engagement ring, here's everything you need to know before you take the plunge.
What Is a Marquise Engagement Ring?
The marquise cut has a fascinating—and spicy—origin story. King Louis XV of France was so impressed with the lips of his mistress Jean Antoinette Poisson (also known as the the Marquise de Pompadour), that he asked his jeweler to cut a diamond imitating their shape. Fast forward a few centuries, and the marquise diamond is one of the most established diamond shapes.
Nowadays, you can find many gemstones in a navette shape, making shopping for a marquise engagement ring a lot more fun. Classic designs that feature a solitaire diamond have a timeless appeal, but if you are looking for a more unique take on the marquise diamond engagement ring, there are plenty of options for you, too.
What to Look For in a Marquise Engagement Ring?
The elongated shape and pointed ends of the marquise cut is its biggest selling point, but unfortunately, it also makes the stone more vulnerable to chips and cracks. If you're opting for a prong setting, make sure it's mounted with six prongs that securely grip the center stone and protect its vulnerable pointed sides.
Symmetry is another major feature of a marquise-cut stone. The two pointed ends of the diamond should line up perfectly. The length-to-width ratio can also impact the look of your marquise engagement ring. While the width of your stone is a totally personal preference, experts agree that a 1.85 to 2.00 ratio looks best for diamonds.
And finally, keep in mind that marquise-cut diamonds will have some degree of the so-called "bow-tie effect." This refers to the bow tie-like dark space that stretches across the stone's center, that is sometimes visible to the naked eye. In some instances, it's more pronounced than others, so always shop for a diamond with an expert who can tell you if the stone has been cut well enough to hide that unwanted effect.
Why Choose a Marquise Engagement Ring?
Marquise gemstones have a unique shape, so this is a great choice if you are not into classic cushion or round-cut gemstones. They have plenty of character and style that those looking for a nontraditional engagement ring will appreciate.
Another reason to go for a marquise diamond engagement ring is that the navette diamond may look larger than other diamonds of the same carat weight because of its elongated shape. It also makes the ring finger look more slender. If you are planning on posting a lot of engagement ring photos, take that into consideration, too.
Marquise Engagement Rings You Can Buy Now
Check out some of our favorite marquise-cut engagement rings below.
Brilliant Earth 18K White Gold Chamise Diamond Engagement Ring
A twisted band encrusted with round diamonds complements a stunning solitaire marquise cut center stone for an eye-catching look. Bonus: You can customize every single feature of this ring (size, diamond shape, setting) to fit your style preferences.
Charles & Colvard Marquise Forever One Moissanite Solitaire Bridal Set Ring 14K Yellow Gold
A solitaire moissanite is the star of this bridal set that features two bands in 14K solid yellow gold. It's a classic design that will withstand the test of time.
Sorellina AXL Marquise Ring
Searching for a luxe something blue? A stunning blue sapphire gemstone flanked by two tiers of diamonds steals the show in this made-to-order 18K yellow gold marquise ring.
Brilliant Earth Versailles Diamond Engagement Ring
The stunning details of this diamond solitaire engagement ring will take your breath away. It features a classic marquise-shape center stone atop an eye-catching band set with marquise and round-cut diamonds.
Tiffany & Co. Victoria Ring
For a unique take on the classic navette ring, consider this floral-inspired sparkler. Four marquise-cut diamonds form a beautiful flower in this romantic design.
Jared Diamond Bridal Set 3/4 CT. T.W. Marquise/Round 14K White Gold
Dazzling diamond details make this pompadour-style ring a total stunner. The center stone is framed by a shimmering halo, while the two 14k white gold bands are also encrusted with diamond pave.
James Allen Marquise Cut Diamond Triple Diamond Engagement Ring
This dainty ring style is all about romance. Tapered clusters of round diamond accent stones play up the unique shape of a marquise center stone.
Gemvara Serena Ring
Looking to make a colorful statement? Consider this vibrant solitaire ring featuring a gorgeous marquise-shape emerald set in a 14K rose gold setting.
Diamondère Flori Marquise-Cut Natural AAAA Sapphire and Diamond Eternity Ring in 18K White Gold
You don't have to opt for a traditional engagement ring if you're feeling a standalone wedding band instead. This two-tone stunner features 26 marquise-cut sapphires and 26 round diamonds.
Brilliant Earth Circa Diamond Engagament Ring
Thanks to this opulent ring setting, your ring will dazzle from every angle. The center stone has a halo of pave diamonds that further enhances the glamorous vibe of this marquise diamond engagement ring.
Artëmer Art Deco Marquise Diamond Engagament Ring
This Art Deco-inspired engagement ring perfectly epitomizes the sleek, geometrical look of the great era of Gatsby. Another plus? This vintage ring style is also available in white and rose gold.
Zales Marquise Black Onyx and Diamond Accent Beaded Starburst Border Bypass Ring in 10K Gold
Black is the new black. This dramatic design features a central black onyx stone framed by a trio of sparkly diamonds. The twisted bypass setting adds to this style's unique look.
Brilliant Earth Entwined Celtic Love Knot Ring
This ring is all about romantic symbolism. Twin Celtic knots flank a marquise-shape center stone, representing two lives bound together by love.
Azeera Petite Modern Bezel Marquise Pallavagkura Ruby Ring
A cluster of three marquise-shape stones—a ruby and two diamonds—make this delicate engagement ring a head-turner. Here, the stones are set on a platinum band, but you can choose from several different metal types.
Laurie Fleming Nereid Marquise Diamond Ring
Calling all boho brides. This whimsical design in 14K yellow gold features a delicate marquise cut center stone set atop a band of rose cut and round brilliant cut diamonds. This Toronto-made beauty can be customized in 14K rose or white gold, too.
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Marquise Band Ring
You can't go wrong with a minimalist ring design. This classic wedding band features a single marquise diamond set east west in a sleek platinum band.
Brilliant Earth Selene Diamond Engagement Ring
Feeling a timeless three-stone ring? A marquise center stone gives this time-honored setting some unique appeal.
Grace Lee Marquise Solitaire Ring
Fashionistas, take note. This minimalistic marquise diamond engagement ring is striking worn alone or added to an eclectic stack.
Kat Kim Marquise Crescendo Pavé Ring
The negative space design of this solitaire engagement ring sets it apart (pun intended). Thanks to its open band, the marquise diamond center stone appears to float on your finger.
Kwiat Engagement Ring With a Marquise Diamond and Sapphire Halo
Lean into the old-world vibe of a marquise diamond center stone with this intricate, sapphire and diamond-encrusted setting. Another thought: This vintage-inspired ring makes a sentimental something blue.
Brilliant Earth Luxe Sienna Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
More is more in this halo marquise engagement ring. A dazzling pave diamond halo surrounds a larger center stone, while a diamond-encrusted gallery and band bring even more sparkle.
Milamore Kintsugi Diamond Ring II
Inspired by Kintsugi, the traditional Japanese craft of restoring broken ceramics, this marquise diamond engagement ring is a true work of art.
De Beers DB Classic Marquise-Shaped Diamond Ring
Sometimes, less is more. The streamlined platinum setting of this marquise engagement ring puts all the focus on a striking center stone.
Brilliant Earth Nouveau Diamond Engagement Ring
Thanks to their rich history, vintage-inspired settings and marquise diamonds go hand in hand. The chevron-shaped band and a marquise-cut diamond center stone of this ring pay tribute to the Art Nouveau movement.