Delightfully Sinful

Wink and a Smile

The Marquise diamond has… an interesting history. It is rumored that Louis XIV, known as the Sun King demanded that a new diamond be cut to match the radiant smile of his mistress, Marquise de Pompadour, because apparently the French in the 1600s were known for having great teeth. I digress…


The shape of the Marquise cut diamond resembles a more expensive, only slightly more pointy football, or the bottom of a boat. Whatever floats your… never mind. The Marquise cut is created using the “step cut” or “table cut” method, and because of their long, narrow shape can appear much larger. The Marquise has one of the largest crown surfaces of any diamond shape, making it ideal when trying to maximize apparent size.

Cut of Personality

Of course your diamond cut comes down to personal preference, however a length-to-width ratio of 1.75-2.15 is considered the calssic Marquise cut. Symmetry is incredibly important when creating these diamonds. The two ends should line up with each other, as any misalignment can create an off-kilter and therefore sub-par setting, and ruin the mirror effect ideal in this kind of diamond.

All the Pretty Colors

Because of the unique shape of the Marquise Diamond, the stone can look look darker at the points, leading people to usually purchase one grade up on the color scale. As with all diamonds however, choice in color is subjective, and of course folks buy Marquise diamonds all over the scale.

Assuring Top Value for your Marquise Cut Diamond

The most important thing you can do to make sure you get the most for your Marquise Cut diamond is to know exactly what you have. Pawngo’s team of evaluators are all GIA certified gemologists. The Gemological Institute of America is world renowned for their accuracy in evaluating diamonds, so a stone certified by the GIA is sure to bring you top dollar. Knowing the four C’s (carat, cut, clarity, color) for your Marquise Cut diamond will help in being sure you get the most accurate estimate possible and the funding you need when you need it.

Getting a Loan for Your Marquise Cut Diamond

With Pawngo, loaning against your Marquise Cut diamond is easier than ever. Our GIA certified evaluators have decades of experience in diamond evaluation as well as the stone market as a whole. Pawngo will make absolutely sure that you receive a fair market price for your stone when getting a loan. It’s as simple as filling out an application and agreeing to the initial estimate by our team of evaluators.. You can pawn your Marquise Cut diamond and be sure that it is safe and sound for the entirety of your loan period in Pawngo’s secure vault. Biometric security, steel-reinforced walls and all the bulletproof glass you can shake a stick at makes sure that your Marquise Cut diamond stays locked up and out of harm’s way. Click the button above to Get Started Now!