We’re in it for the long haul with these 16 marquise engagement rings. The marquise style has made the rounds in terms of proposal appeal from the 1700’s to today, with its one-of-a-kind shape meant to catch every eye in the room. Curved kind of like a football, this elongated diamond shape is full of character and pizazz with a sparkle that seems to go on forever. So if you’re looking for a ring with distinction, look no further than the timeless marquise!
Did you know this shape originated with King Louis XIV in France? It was frequently worn as a sign of status by members of the Court, though it was first modeled after the lips of the Sun Kin’s mistress. No wonder it has an air of majesty about it.
Ring by Anna Sheffield
Photo by Katie Lamb
You certainly don’t have to fit the classic ring mold to say “I do” to a marquise. The East-West style pictured above has gained popularity in recent years with full steam ahead!
Ring by Capucinne
So much Old World beauty in these designs! While gorgeous on its own, this diamond is only enhanced further by halos, baguettes, pavé bands or mix-ins with colorful gems. We’re suckers for a pop of sapphire or ruby!
Ring by Oore Jewelery
Ring by Heidi Gibson
Ring by Trumpet & Horn
We’re dying to try this yellow hued gem on for size. Boasting 1.03 carats, we’d be calling ourselves Fancy Pants if we got to walk around with this vintage piece on display.
Ring by Stud & Stuff
Okay, how can you not expect us to fall for this finger-flattering number with an intricate pavé setting?
Ring by Heidi Gibson
The marquise diamond cut is even fitting for an Art Deco style! Pictured here with a black diamond center, stylish double halo and playful round clusters. Hooked yet?
Ring by Wilson Diamonds
The bride who chooses the vintage-inspired marquise is the bride who sets herself apart from the rest. Divine, unique and overflowing with dramatic edge, we’re eager to see more of this style in the engagement ring spotlight in the coming months. So tell us, which one of these modern heirlooms is your fave?