Daisy_Mae : most definitely I didn’t mean to be hurtful. I meant it as it’s a raw material from the earth that has imperfections. I considered an amora gem oval which from what I’ve seen didn’t have a bow tie. Nonetheless my bf and I decided on a 1.44 ratio diamond which is we both liked better. Proportionately it fit me best and both liked the way it was cut. Sorry if it came off that way.
My marquise is always bright where the bowtie would be. In all lights and angles the diamond stays bright. Some of the best advice I received was to avoid shallow depths and visually inspect your fancy cut to avoid bowties. This is my 0.75ct very light pink SI-1 marquise.
Well, not always lol, but some people really take the bowtie concerns too far IMO. An appropriate contrast of light and shadow in the larger middle facets is what makes elongated stones special and beautiful. Of course if there’s a true bowtie that stays dark most of the time, that’s no good. But a few bigger flashes of light and shadow in the middle can be prettier than a totally uniform stone.
I don’t think mine has a prominent bowtie, but I actually love this picture of it at “ultimate max bowtie” – I think it’s beautiful: