FANCY SHAPE DIAMONDS - MARQUISE


Cut Grade Standards
    Length-to-Width Ratio "Bow-Tie"    
  1A - 2.00 to 1.0 None "Ideal Cut"
1B - 1.95 to 1.0 None

2A -
1.90 to 1.0 Hardly Noticeable "Premium Cut"
2B - 1.85 to 1.0 Hardly Noticeable

3A -
1.80 to 1.0 Slightly Noticeable "Choice Cut"
3B - 1.75 to 1.0 Slightly Noticeable

4A -
1.70 to 1.0 Noticeable "Value Cut"
4B - 1.65 to 1.0 Noticeable
 
Since a Round Diamond is completely symmetrical and capable of reflecting nearly all the light that enters, it is the most brilliant of all diamond shapes. Fancy Shape Diamonds - or any diamond shape that is not round - follow different proportion guidelines.
 
Without the benefit of a round refractive pavilion, light can filter directly through an area in a Fancy Shape Diamond, creating a window that you can see right through. In some diamond shapes, this area takes on the shape of two offset triangles, creating an effect called a "Bow-Tie". The more prominent the "Bow-Tie", the less brilliant the diamond. An "Ideal-Cut" Fancy Shape Diamond has no noticeable "Bow-Tie".
 
 

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