Post # 1
I was talking to one of my friends today and when I told her I wanted a marquise shaped stone for my ring she made a weird face and then asked me “Isn’t that old fashioned?”.. “Remember you have to wear it forever”. She was even more floored when I said I wanted yellow gold.
So anyway my question is why do so many people hate it? I can understand not liking something but I noticed marquise has like a stigma or something.
Post # 3
I had no idea about this stigma. I say go for it! Old fashioned will either come back in style or just turn out to be super cool because it’ll be unique!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
For me, I was never a fan of marquis. Lots of family members have a marquis cut, so to me, it was just so expected. I wanted something unique, and more vintage.
Marquis cut reminds me of the 1980’s. (because of my family/childhood)
Post # 5
I love marquis cuts! When I was looking at e-rings, I was really drawn to the marquis cuts circa the 30’s. Very beautiful!
Post # 6
@LadySnow: I feel you….i know how it goes…but i love marquise and im getting one…i have caught some flack about it too…but most importantly…i know it is something im gonna love for ever….i also love yellow gold….now days people are almost conditioned through advertising to expect round diamonds in white gold or platinum, or in a halo setting…dont let it get to you….you should have seen people when i initially wanted a blue sapphire with diamond side stones, or a blue sapphire solitaire….people will always talk because it is not whats “In” in this moment…..i went to school with a girl who got a lot of crap because she wanted and only wore a plain band and got alot of the same statements that you have gotten and that i have gotten…go with what you love…one of my bffs has a marquise and at first she was really insecure….but she decided that she loves it and in 50 years she is still going to love it….if you look through the boards there are alot of people who regret their rings in a few years, or want to change it right away….just go with what you love, you are wearing it not them….who knows in 5 years the market could be flooded with marquise stones….i know alot of women in my family have them, and have had the for along time (not just in the 80s but way before)….so as long as your happy be happy. most people i know think im nuts im getting this ring….and i dont care what anyone says….( i got told that marquise wasnt cool and sapphire meant i was trying to copy princess catherine, but i love both and i know a girl who has a white gold halo with a round stone she got it before they were so popular who is changing it, because now literaly half our friends have nearly identical rings to hers….)
here is my baby: i cant wait to get it!
which as you can see is far from the “ideal engagent ring” in my area of 1+ carat round diamonds in either a solitaire orhalo setings…fyi i want a 0.31 carat center….so i get strange looks when i tell people about it…..we may get it done in yellow gold, but i want to wear an heirloom 10k white gold wedding band with it….so chin up and rock it proudly!
Post # 7
fyi sorry the pic is soo big….it wont go smaller!
Post # 8
I’m not sure why they get that rep. I know like PP said I associate yellow gold marquise with the 80’s as well. I happen to have the round solitaire e-ring in a white metal which as someone pointed out is in right now but mine is from the 50’s. Also in right now are halos which were popular a long while ago as well. I’m not sure that round solitaire in white metal was ever out of style. I think its just one of those things that everyone recognizes and accepts as a “classic.”
I always laugh whever I go to a place that sells jewelry because they always have one of those plastic rings that has a huge plastic round diamond on a white metal plated band as a decoration somewhere in the display case.
The blingy styles seem to be the most in right now and while that is not my favorite I could care less what others choose for their rings. I think your friend was out of line to say that to you. I think most of us though now a days remember the marquise shaped diamonds in yellow gold and instantly get a twenty five year old image in our minds. I say get whatever you want and rock it, and as others point out the style will come back around at some point.
But if I were you I would be happy you want a marquise diamond and not a marquise gemstone!! I just recently a purchased a marquise sapphire in a yellow gold plated pendant (circa 1983) from etsy. I looked all over the web but could not find anything similar and just sort of lucked out to stumble upon one on Etsy (altough its being reset right now, the gold plated thing was in bad shape so its going in actual gold.)
All in all don’t let others get to you. As you may discover on the boards, people say really sh*tty things about others engagement rings no matter what size, shape, gemstone, metal is in them. Its just important that you are secure in your choice so that when this happens you won’t be tempted to trade it in.
Post # 9
@kansas_nurse: That ring is so pretty! Is that from Blue Nile?
I just love marquise and I’m going to stick to my decision. I am just so confused as to why the stigma.
@Mrs Christopher: I could care less what people wear too so it just annoys me that people just can’t be happy for us. Marquise has been around since the 1800’s not just the 80’s LOL
Post # 10
Personally I hate them because of their creation story. A king asked a jeweler to create a diamond cut that resembled his mistress’ smile. That story always bothered me so I didn’t care for them personally. But to each his own.
Post # 11
@LadySnow: I think they are fabulous but they are considered dated like the pear cut. The pear and marquise cut was very trendy in 80-90’s. I think in 10 years people will see the princess cut and halo rings dated and then we will go through another trend and so forth. I would so rock a pretty marquise cut solitare!
Post # 12
I think every decade has a shape that is popular (right now it’s princess..so 10/20 years from now, I’m sure someone will say the same thing about that).
I like marquise. I had one the first time I got married, and it was set in yellow gold. But this time I chose a round because I didn’t want anything similar to that failed marriage. 😉
Go with what you like, not with what people consider right/popular. If you love a marquise in yellow gold, get it. They are gorgeous!
Post # 13
There is an “outdated look” associsted with the shape. My ring pictures get far less comments because of it, but im ok with that . I know my set is gawgeous …and I love my marquise!
Post # 14
@LadySnow: Probably for the same reason they hate yellow gold– they associate it with their mothers’ generation.
I actually like it when I see a marquise stone. It’s so unsuual to see nowadays. And as someone pointed out, they will be back in style. It’s a matter of time. Yellow gold is already making a comeback in Europe, so the U.S. is sure to follow.
Post # 15
@MrsVanilla: I’ve been hearing the same thing about yellow gold. I actually quite like it!
Post # 16
What’s out will be in again, what’s in, out. Soon enough, platinum halos and princess cuts will get the similar, “dated” treatment. Whoever chose this style because thry love it will be a little miffed about it but love and rock their ring just the same, but whoever chose this style based on its current popularity instead of true preference may start to dislike their ring and be in a tight spot.
The marquise cut is a beautiful cut, I see it myself as exotic looking.
Yellow gold is the classic luxury metal and the archetypal metal for e-rings and wedding bands.
The statement that you will be wearing this for the rest of your life is a reason to ignore current trends, not to bend to them. E-rings aren’t meant to be trendy! Get the design you love!