Marquise cut diamonds are boat-shaped, and are a very popular choice for an engagement ring. A marquise cut diamond undergoes a similar cutting process to that of a round diamond, but the carat weight of the marquise diamond is maximized by elongating it into its easily recognizable shape.
A marquise-cut diamond is considered a classic diamond shape because it compliments any engagement ring. When selecting a marquise diamond, color and clarity are the two most important aspects to consider. A marquise diamond is cut in a way that is similar to a round brilliant diamond, except the carat weight of the stone is maximized by lengthening it into its highly recognizable boat-shape. Unfortunately, because marquise-cut diamonds have such a distinctive elongated shape, imperfections and flaws are more pronounced than they are in traditional round brilliant diamonds.