Monthly Archives: October 2021

Marquise Cut Diamonds and Gemstones

The wide variety of different objects marquise cut diamonds have been compared to – a smile, football, an eye, and more – speaks to how unique and visually interesting the cut is, but diamond cutters often refer to it as a “navette.” In French, navette means “little ship” and the word perfectly describes the hull-like shape you see in a marquise cut diamond. Regardless of what object you think it most resembles or what word you think best describes the unique shape, there is no denying the fact that a marquise cut gemstone is a great option for brides seeking a non-traditional look.