Marquise Cut:

Named after a mistress of Louis XV in the year 1745, this long and narrow shape is said to resemble the shape of Marquise de Pompadour’s mouth. The long and narrow shape creates and illusion of the diamond being larger in size. Symmetry is crucial with this shape since even the slightest difference in proportions can create an uneven and imbalanced look. 

This brilliant cut diamond looks stunning when set with round or pear shaped side stones. The length of the Marquise tends to make fingers appear long and slender.