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The Diamond Inspired By a Kiss

 The Marquise Diamond Cut

To most people, the “marquise” is the most elegant of diamond cuts. To France’s King Louis XV, it was the gemological representation of his mistress’ perfectly shaped mouth. Hence, this diamond cut is named after Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, who remained a chief member of the king’s court until her death. Whether or not this romantic historical backdrop plays any role in the selection of a marquise-cut diamond,  many simply find its long, narrow shape most attractive. From a more practical standpoint, the marquise cut quite simply represents great value because it possesses one of the largest crown surfaces of any diamond shape. Thus, its perceived size is larger than the diamond actually is.

The Marquise diamond cut is a royal, elongated shape with tapering points at both ends. Its shape will flatter your finger, making it appear longer. Come into STARNES MASTER JEWELERS located at 127 West Main St., or call us at 704-982-1013, and allow us to assist you.  Our diamond collection contains virtually any shape and size imaginable. We bring you all the qualities, sizes, and shapes of diamonds at value prices.

P.S. The elongated shape of the marquise-cut diamond serves to make the wearer’s finger look longer and slimmer.

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