10 Marquise Engagement Rings You'll Love

In the market for a marquise-cut diamond? Check out some you can shop now!
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by Shelley Brown
shelley brown - the knot
Shelley Brown
Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor
  • Shelley writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in fashion, beauty, jewelry and accessories
  • Shelley writes and edits articles for The Knot magazine, as well as styles the magazine’s fashion and cover shoots
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Shelley was a freelance Digital Editor at Conde Nast’s Lucky Magazine and freelanced for FLAUNT Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Backstage.com and Paste.com
marquise-cut diamond engagement rings

The marquise cut is an elongated style with tapering points at both ends—basically, it's an oval with pointed ends. This shape was really popular a few decades ago, but it's making a comeback as an edgy alternative to the more classic round and princess cuts. So, what makes a marquise-cut diamond so cool? In a word: versatility. Its rare shape is an elegant way to challenge the status quo, but can also look vintage-inspired with a more intricate setting. Not to mention, when positioned on a band vertically, a marquise cut can flatter the finger, making it appear longer and leaner.

Some shopping tips: Look for a marquise-cut diamond with a symmetrical shape, and if you're opting for a prong setting, make sure it's mounted with six prongs to protect its vulnerable pointed sides. (Find more engagement ring advice here!)

Check out some of our favorite marquise-cut engagement rings below.

tacori marquise engagement ring

A sleek bezel setting is perfect for the sporty bride—it has a completely flat surface, which means the ring is less likely to cause a snag.

Ring by Tacori

mark broumand marquise engagement ring

There's something effortlessly chic about a marquise-cut solitaire with an understated setting. Pair with a chevron wedding band for an of-the-moment look.

Ring by Mark Broumand

danhov marquise engagement ring

If a clean, simple aesthetic is your thing, consider a tension setting. Compression will be used to hold your diamond in place, giving the illusion that your center stone is floating in midair.

Ring by Danhov

a jaffe marquise engagement ring

Give your center stone some extra sparkle with a diamond-encrusted halo and band. Another plus: Halos give the illusion of a larger center diamond.

Ring by A.Jaffe

forevermark marquise engagement ring

A marquise-cut diamond is already unique, but positioning it horizontally on the band (also called an east-west setting) makes it a total standout.

Ring by Forevermark

sylvie collection marquise engagement ring

If you can't get enough of edgy east-west settings, consider a luxe double halo to make your ring really pop.

Ring by Sylvie Collection

gottlieb marquise engagement ring

An intricate setting gives your engagement ring visual appeal from every angle. Try a twisted shank for a whimsical, romantic feel.

Ring by Gottlieb & Sons

simon g marquise engagement ring

Accentuate the tapered shape of a marquise center stone with an elaborate double halo. Choose one with pink diamonds to really set your ring apart.

Ring by Simon G.

kay jewelers marquise engagement ring

An elegant split shank perfectly complements the regal shape of the marquise cut—think of it like a mini tiara for your finger.

Ring by Kay Jewelers

kwiat marquise engagement ring

Looking to give off a vintage vibe? A marquise center stone with sapphire accents feels perfectly Victorian inspired.

Ring by Kwiat

Love these rings? Make sure to visit our ring gallery to create your very own Hint profile where you can get style recommendations, "favorite" rings and find jewelers near you. When you're ready, drop a hint for your partner and share your selects!

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