A Fantastic 1.02 ct Marquise Diamond

Any shape that is not a “round brilliant” falls into the category of “Fancy Cut”.

Today we are exploring our options when it comes to buying a marquise diamond.

These stones are often chosen to be worn by women with long slender fingers. The Marquise is one that is more likely to be chosen by someone who has actually tried one on and felt that it suits them.

The nice thing is that it is 10 mm across, whereas a round diamond of the same weight (1 ct) is only 6.5 mm across. This shape looks pretty and feminine with a decent visibility factor.

Light, when reflected and dispersed in a diamond behaves in a predictable manner. So we know what proportions give us a beautiful stone. The hypnotic qualities of a diamond have to be seen in real life to be truly appreciated. Buying online does not give us this opportunity so we turn to the mathematics of diamond proportions to select the finest stone. I suspect that people shopping online will take much more time when choosing a diamond.

This marquise diamond has been selected by me to be our Catch Of The Day, as it has all the qualities required to receive our “No Regrets” stamp of approval.

We chose it because it is sufficiently high on the scale in regards to color (colorlessness actually), being a G will help it to shine B-E-A-U-tifully. The cut is Very Good, always important, and the table is 61% which is a very good thing. Faint fluorescence is nothing to worry about. There is a tiny, tiny chance (2 in 100,000) that the fluorescence may reduce the diamond’s brilliance a little. Blue Nile offer a generous 30 day return policy, so do look closely at the diamond when you get it, before the 30 days expire. But really it is highly unlikely you’ll want to return this diamond. This one’s a keeper.


Price: $5,668
Carat weight: 1.02
Cut: Very Good
Color: H
Clarity: VVS1
Depth %: 59.0%
Table %: 61%
Polish: Very Good
Symmetry: Very Good
Girdle: Thin to Very Thick
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Faint
Measurements: 10.76 x 5.24 x 3.09 mm
Length/width ratio: 2.05

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