Spin off: Why do many people dislike marquise?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@linnylou_88:  personal preference like anything else. To me they just look dated and are harsh with the pointed edges. Just not my style.

Post # 4
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Idk, but that’s okay that just means my ring doesn’t look like many other people’s rings 🙂

Post # 5
1032 posts
Bumble bee

I do not not like marquise persay, I have a marquise birthstone ring which is beautiful. The problem is that I find it terribly unconfortable. I knock the ring a lot which always resutls in the the stone cutting into my finger, I’m not a fan of having a constant gash under the ring.

I think that they are very pretty, just not for my clumsy self.

Post # 6
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsWBS:  This.

Unfortunately, marquise are often set in very dated-looking settings with very exaggerated top prongs that add to the pointy look (though I’m not a fan of the east-west setting, either):


However, I DO like these:

Post # 8
141 posts
Blushing bee

I personally don’t care for them because they look, in my opinion, very dated…like something my mom or my aunts would have worn in the 80’s. I also think it makes the diamond look smaller, which is weird because it obviously looks longer but it seems to face-up smaller. But, as always, personal preference is key and if you love marquise rings, then rock it!

Post # 9
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I think many marqises’ length-width ratios are way too skewed to length and it doesn’t let the light reflect through the body of the stone well. There are some fat marquises out there that are nice, but then it comes down to personal preference of style – at that point I’d just prefer an oval because I personally don’t like angles on diamonds anyway (marquis, princess, pear, trilliant, etc). I also think most settings that flow well with a marquise are the older styles of fat chunky rings, when nowadays girls want as thin of a band as possible.

East-west settings are becoming more popular, though, especially ones that repeat.

Post # 10
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

personal opinion only… but i think they look like grandma rings. 

Post # 11
3101 posts
Sugar bee

@linnylou_88:  I think they are ugly and dated.  Just personal preference.

Post # 12
253 posts
Helper bee

@linnylou_88:  I had told my bf I wanted a marquise and when he went diamond shopping the jewelers didnt even have marquise in stock. They all said its dated. I told him I wanted one in a halo.. they tried to talk him out of it. They said nobody puts marquise in a halo, etc. etc. It kind of made me afraid to get one. Plus, I couldnt try them on. I am not sure now if I even like them anymore.

Post # 13
764 posts
Busy bee

Im in the minority in that I love ALL cuts of diamonds-as long as they sparkle! 

Post # 14
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Guess my ring won’t look like any one else’s! I chose a marquise, and it does look vintage, which was why I fell in love with it! 

Post # 15
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Marquise diamonds are coming back – I predict in the next 5 years or so they will be the biggest thing next to asschers and maybe even cushion cuts – just look how pears are turning into a craze.

Everything goes in cycles when it comes to diamonds and fashion.   Then in another 25 years the marquise will go back to looking dated again.  

Post # 16
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t dislike it, it’s just not my style.

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