The marquise appeals to women looking for something different.
Here’s what you need to know about shopping for marquise diamonds. The basics of the 4Cs are the same as for round brilliant diamonds but the GIA grading reports for marquise diamonds don’t include a cut grade. That means any cut grade you see on a retailer’s website is more about marketing than science.
Because marquise cut diamonds are less common than round brilliants, many retailers won’t have any in stock. You are much better off buying fancy shapes like this online because you’ll have a much better selection in your target color, clarity and carat weight. This really helps you compare the shapes and cut qualities and pick a really beautiful diamond that’s a good value too.
It’s important to rely only on diamond grading reports from GIA or AGS, the world’s most respected diamond grading laboratories. You can’t rely on the grades from other labs to be equivalent.