What you need to know about Lab-grown Loose Marquise Diamond Rings
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Lab-grown Loose Marquise Diamonds
The magical lab-grown marquise diamond has commanded attention from all age groups when it comes to unique fashion jewelry. But what is the buzz all about? Let's break this down in the blog below just why loose lab-grown marquise diamonds are a favorite at Daniel William Diamonds.
What is a Marquise Diamond?
A Marquise Diamond Ring is a marvelous cut that has been growing in popularity. The elliptical shape catches your gaze with its sharp and pointed ends, and its proportions mimic proportions found in nature. Characterized by 58 facets, the shape creates an illusion of size where it appears to be bigger than it actually is. Especially when oriented north-south (rather than east-west) on your finger, the diamond will appear even larger, and your finger will seem longer and more slender.
What are Lab Grown Diamonds?
Lab-grown own diamonds are man-made diamonds that have made their mark as a lower-cost, ethical, and environmentally friendly alternative to natural, mined diamonds. They share the same chemical properties, optical properties as well as physical properties as natural diamonds and are grown using the same natural process, just replicated in a lab environment. Bonded with carbon atoms, it's almost impossible to differentiate between natural and lab-grown diamonds without a certificate, microscope, or diamond expert.
Lab Grown × Marquise Diamonds:
A wonderful choice for present-day brides and women in general, the lab-grown marquise diamond has been a game changer for the modern trendsetter. Lab-grown diamonds look brilliant with unparalleled shimmer as they are free from natural blemishes, which might detract from the beauty of a natural marquise diamond. A lab-grown marquise diamond has beautiful proportions that bring out one’s natural beauty. Also, a natural marquise diamond can be quite costly, since it requires the stone cutter to shave off more of the raw stone than with most other diamond shapes. In this sense, a lab-grown marquise diamond can save you a decent amount of money, since wasting the cuttings from a raw lab-grown diamond isn’t as big of a deal. This means you can buy even more diamonds with the amount you save!
Perks of Buying Loose Lab-Grown Marquise Diamonds:
- Mounted lengthwise: Owing to their gorgeous shape, the lab-grown marquise diamonds can be easily fastened to a precious-metal band or custom mounted however you like. This not only makes it a hassle-free process but also economical for customers.
- Budget-friendly: Goes without saying, but choosing a loose diamond and having a piece of jewelry is actually quite cost-effective. The bonus is that you and your custom designer can create a piece exactly how you’d like. It also adds a personal and sentimental touch that is even more meaningful than a pre-made piece.
- Glimmering till eternity: Since these are lab-grown diamonds, they stay glimmering till eternity. Yes, what makes Marquise diamonds eye-catching is their huge appearance and a brilliant shine. So, imagine if it loses shine? You won't like it, right? But you don't have to worry if you buy a lab-grown diamond. It will continue to shine.
What style and settings look best on a Marquise cut diamond?
A Marquise cut looks great in detailed vintage styles and especially in halo settings, east-west (or north-south) settings, and double band rings.
What to know about a buying loose marquise diamond:
- Shape: The shape is incredibly important when buying a loose Marquise Diamond. If the shape is not cut properly, it won’t reflect and refract light as well as it should. You should always go for an excellent cut diamond, which will have perfect or near-perfect symmetry and have a brilliant sparkle.
- Color: Next comes the color! It solely depends on the band you are pairing it with. If the band is of white gold, silver, or platinum, you better go with E-H grade color, or else the diamond won’t appear as colorless against the white band.
- Clarity: Marquise diamonds are a master at hiding inclusions. You can go for an SI1-VS2 diamond to get a crisp and clear look. But even if you buy a diamond that has visible inclusions, make sure it's on the wings and not in the center.
- Length-to-width ratio: Going for an L/W ratio between 1.7 and 2.2! It's because the diamonds too short may look little and the ones cut too large may compromise on brilliance. So, going for a nicely proportioned loose marquise will do you well.
- Symmetry: Poor symmetry ruins the look and brilliance of a Marquise Diamond. Here’s a tip, try the thread test. Draw a thread both vertically and horizontally along the diamond’s axes. If you have a diamond certificate, which comes with each loose diamond bought from Daniel William Diamonds, make sure the diamond cut is excellent, and it will have perfect or near-perfect symmetry.
Facts for Fun:
Marquise cut diamonds are often known as the eye or football-shaped diamonds.
A Marquise Diamond can cost you significantly less due to its shape over a round diamond of the same carat weight.
Marquise diamonds have a thing called the bowtie effect. Due to their unique facing structure, they develop a band-like structure in the center. So it's better to look for a diamond that has a smaller bowtie to maximize the sparkle.
If you are looking for something that doesn't pinch your pocket, yet makes you stand apart from the crowd, a loose Marquise Diamond is the solution! Even a Marquise Cluster Diamond Ring is a great go-to choice for brides of today. It gives you an enhanced look within a limited budget. Moreover, with the tips and tricks mentioned above, you can get your hands on the best.