It is said the marquise cut is named after the Marquise of Pompadour, a mistress of King Louis XIV of France: Louis allegedly had the cut designed to resemble the silhouette of his love’s perfectly-shaped mouth (swoon!). The marquise has since been associated with royalty and history but modern brides now choose marquise cut stones to add an element of drama and surprise to their engagement rings. Find your inspiration in this list of our favorite marquise cut center stone engagement rings.
How do you put a modern spin on a diamond solitaire? This couple started with a spectacular marquise cut diamond, framed it with a simple white gold bezel, and set it on an intricately engraved band! And if you want to add a special personal touch for your significant other, like this sweet husband-to-be did, have the inside engraved with “I love you… more” or another secret message between you and your love. Hearts will melt.
Our next marquise engagement ring is a vintage-lover’s dream! The beautifully elongated shape of the marquise cut sapphire center stone is enhanced by an elaborate scalloped halo of diamond accents. We love the sweeping shoulders of the triple-split band, with pavé set diamond accents that this couple chose.
We love the mysterious, other-worldly look of this non-traditional engagement ring. The Mozambique garnet center stone looks like it holds a certain power over the white gold faux-tension band that curls its way over the top of the stone! The shape of the marquise cut stone is echoed down each shoulder of the band to create infinity symbols, dotted with black spinel accents.
Our next marquise center stone engagement ring is an Art-Deco delight! The bright aquamarine center stone this husband-to-be selected is set in a bold geometric halo. The silhouette of the center stone is highlighted by an exaggerated bezel setting and is repeated around the clusters of amethyst accent stones. The profile of the lavish setting is decorated with waves to represent the couple’s passion for the ocean.
We love how this bridal set mixes bold and daring elements with subtle, romantic touches. The marquise cut jet black onyx center stone is anything but traditional and stands out beautifully against its white gold setting. The center stone is flanked on each side by a grinning skull followed by three diamond accents — the six diamonds representing the six years the couple have been together. The couple’s star signs are captured on either side of the gallery and her love of the beach is honored in waves on the custom wedding band.
Our next soon-to-be groom came to us for a ring inspired by his love’s favorite color, purple, and their shared love of astronomy. Our designers brought his celestial dream to life by combining a mesmerizing marquise cut color-changing alexandrite center stone with alexandrite and purple sapphire accents. The ethereal colors combine to remind us of galaxies far away and the magic of the northern lights. And we love the moissanite-studded peekaboo star that hides away under the center stone.
When this loved-up couple first got together, he gave her an opal and gold promise ring. When the time came to design an engagement ring, the husband-to-be wanted to recapture the magic of that first ring… with an upgrade, of course! The embellished bezel setting around this captivating marquise cut black opal sits proudly in a yellow gold band that curves up towards the corner of the stone, where diamond accents create a stunning crown. This engagement ring is the ultimate glow up!
Our final husband-to-be wanted one thing for his future bride: a truly majestic engagement and wedding ring bridal set. And with a royal-worthy marquise cut dark blue sapphire, four blue sapphire accents, four aquamarine accents, and a full court of 10 diamond accents, “majestic” is exactly what he got! This is definitely a bridal set that is fit for the queen of his heart.