The truth? Because all of her girlfriends have one. Because it shows what every girl knows about every guy and what every guy knows about every girl- that the time comes when you just got to make the commitment. After all the dating, the narrowing down of the field and the following of innate courtship rituals it’s time to move to the next step: the proposal.
The Marquise cut is considered a “fancy cut diamond”, and it’s shape is similar to that of a football. It is called “marquise” because King Louis XIV of France supposedly had a 鑽石樓上鋪 cut into this shape to resemble the shape of the mouth of his beloved Marquise of Pompadour.
Do you know what size she wears? The standard size is a six. This is kind of optional information. Most jewelers can size it to fit after the fact. However, if she has exceptionally large fingers or small ones this could be a deal killer. The ring might not take the stress. Now it just got a little more complicated. Best to ask your jeweler before you buy. In fact, it is best to know her ring size. Just saying…..
The next thing to consider and should never be left out is the budget. Diamond rings are pricey and can range from reasonably expensive to extremely expensive. Your choice of ring should be limited to the budget. When you go diamond engagement ring buying, it is the stone that makes the price escalate. Thus, knowing and understanding diamond buying basics should be your priority before embarking on the quest. Note that diamond crafters make use of four factors in diamond buying. And these standards should also be used by you.
The Marquise diamond is considered best with a length to width ratio of about 2:1 (the best range is considered from 1:75:1 to 2.25:1). Anything below or above those numbers will start to look either to narrow and thin or to squat and fat. The cut of a marquise stone has to be very precise and symmetrical. The pointy tips should be precisely even and opposite each other. If they are even slightly off, the diamond will look completely skewed and lopsided after it is set into a ring.
Colour: Colour refers to the natural tint of diamond. And you must always keep in mind that if a diamond has fewer colours then it will be more expensive compare to diamonds with more colours. Colourless diamond or near colourless diamond are more valuable.
When buying a diamond it is important to educate oneself on the four c’s. Only by considering the cut, color, and clarity and carat weight can one fully determine the value of a diamond. Knowing about diamonds will help avoid a lot of confusion and time loss. If a person is aware of the grading of diamonds he will not be cheated into spending more on a diamond than it is actually worth. This information will also come in handy be when purchasing bracelets, necklaces, pendants or any other form of fashion jewelry that contains diamonds within it.