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Marquise cut diamonds is fancy shaped diamonds that can set off a brilliant sparkle with the right cut. While marquise diamonds are not as popular as round cut diamonds or princess cut diamonds, they are still quite sophisticated and elegant. In addition, the shape of the marquise diamond almost makes the stone appear larger than it is, so you can purchase a smaller size and get the illusion of a bigger carat weight stone.

Some people prefer the look of marquise cut diamonds because they make the fingers look long and slender. If your fingers are somewhat short and stout, a marquise diamond ring will surely help counteract this problem and lengthen the look of your fingers. It is important to take into consideration the length-to-width ration when purchasing marquise diamonds, as this can make a difference in how the diamond looks and refracts light. For the most pleasing effect to the eye, a length-to-width ration between 1.75 and 2.25 should be suitable.

Fancy Marquise Cut Diamonds

As with any diamond, you should pay attention to the 4Cs when buying a stone. The 4Cs stand for color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Some people are misguided into believing that the bigger marquise cut diamonds are more valuable than smaller marquise diamonds. This is simply not so.

If your diamond is rather large, but has been graded as having only fair color and clarity as opposed to good or ideal, you will not see the sparkle and fire that you would with a smaller diamond with ideal color and clarity. Any diamond that you purchase through MDC Diamonds New York comes with its original certification papers through GIA, EGL, IGI, or AGS. You can rest assured that you are getting exactly what you are paying for, with no unpleasant surprises.