40 Best Marquise Engagement Rings for the Glamorous Bride

The old-school cut is having a moment!

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When you think of marquise engagement rings, it’s possible that your face twinges with a look of repulsion. Okay, that’s dramatic, but you get what we mean—the engagement ring style hasn’t exactly been known to be the most cutting edge. While marquise cuts were an extremely popular choice in the 1980s, the oblong, angular shape has lagged behind more popular resurgences of oval and pear-shaped diamonds, feeling a bit antiquated in comparison. But like with almost every other ‘80s trend to come back into the spotlight (puffy shoulders, embellished mini dresses, and shoulder pads: we’re most definitely looking at you), marquise settings are experiencing a resurgence from ultra-modern settings to fresh designs with vintage appeal.

Just because a marquise diamond ring is a little “old school” that doesn't mean it can't look entirely modern. In fact, many jewelry designers are putting a so-now twist on the ring shape with sleek, minimal designs and modern settings like east-west set stones, bezel settings, and double-band silhouettes. Another way designers are making marquise diamond-ring settings feel fresh is with rose-gold metal, enamel detailing, open-ring designs, or setting them slightly off-kilter—these savvy design tactics are totally unique ways of giving the classic shape an of-the-moment feel.

If the idea of an antique design with retro touches is more your speed, a marquise-cut diamond is as gorgeous in yellow gold as it is in platinum. Skip the east-west settings in favor of traditional north-south set jewels and aim for slimmer shapes that have more of an old-fashioned feel (wider marquise stones definitely appear more modern). For more of an art deco aesthetic, choose white gold or platinum and consider accents like a thick halo, pavé band, or side stones to set off the center sparkler. In yellow gold, a hammered or granule band will look perfectly vintage-inspired.

If you’re thinking you want a unique marquise engagement ring to call your own, scroll through our edit of 40 styles from ultra-modern to ‘80s-inspired and beyond.

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Diamond Nexus East-West Accented Marquise-Cut Engagement Ring

Diamond Nexus East-West Accented Marquise-Cut Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF DIAMOND NEXUS

This east-west marquise stunner puts a twist on the expected. The side-turned center stone is set on an equally dazzling 14k rose-gold, pavé band.

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Jade Trau Alchemy "Maverick" Solitaire Stackable Ring

Jade Trau Alchemy "Maverick" Solitaire Stackable Ring

COURTESY OF JADE TRAU

Minimalist brides are sure to love this dainty design. The stone is framed by a uniquely scalloped bezel setting of 18k gold.

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Sofia Zakia Diamond "LVNA Supreme" Ring

Sofia Zakia Diamond "LVNA Supreme" Ring

COURTESY OF SOFIA ZAKIA

A ring created for the starry-eyed brides amongst us. The handmade ring of diamonds and sapphires features enchanting celestial motifs, set in 14k gold.

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Bario Neal "Nikko" Diamond Ring

Bario Neal "Nikko" Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF BARIO NEAL

Minimalist chic is a horizontally set marquise stone. Even the prong-setting is artistic in this 14k yellow-gold piece.

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Nora Kogan "Misia" Ring

Nora Kogan "Misia" Ring

COURTESY OF NORA KOGAN

With a brilliant marquise diamond, satiny white enamel, and 14k yellow-gold trim, this baby is oh-so bridal.

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Zoë Chicco 14k Large Marquise Diamond Ring

Zoë Chicco 14k Large Marquise Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF ZOË CHICCO

Simplicity at its finest. This bezel-set ring is set in 14k gold.

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Michelle Oh "Anya" Ring

Michelle Oh Anya Ring

COURTESY OF MICHELLE OH

Unconventional brides, check out this moody beauty. The gray salt-and-pepper diamond is flanked by pavé diamonds, set in 14k yellow gold.

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Après Jewelry "The Nova" Ring

Après Jewelry "The Nova" Ring

COURTESY OF APRÈS JEWELRY

No gift-wrapping needed for this ring. An X-shaped pavé halo wraps around the center stone before flowing into a pavé band.

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Jacquie Aiche Pavé Marquise Diamond Ring

Jacquie Aiche Pavé Marquise Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF JACQUIE AICHE

This ring has a captivating, old-world bohemian vibe to it. The marquise diamond ring is handmade in 14k gold.

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Tacori Simply Tacori Ring

Tacori Simply Tacori Ring

COURTESY OF TACORI

If big baubles and bold looks aren't your thing, you'll love this slim contemporary design. The diamond-accented mount is set in platinum.

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Shahla Karimi Marquise V Ring

Shahla Karimi Marquise V Ring

COURTESY OF SHAHLA KARIMI

An architectural design that packs a statement-making punch. A single marquise diamond is nestled in the V-shaped band.

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KatKim Marquise Crescendo Pavé Ring

KatKim Marquise Crescendo Pavé Ring

COURTESY OF KATKIM

Just as its name implies, this contemporary design features a gradient of diamonds culminating in a single, grand marquise diamond.

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Rachel Boston "Ara" Ring

Rachel Boston "Ara" Ring

COURTESY OF RACHEL BOSTON

Nestled between mirror-image curves, this marquise diamond takes center stage. The split shank band is set in 18k gold.

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Ceremony "Sienna" Marquise Signet Ring

Ceremony "Sienna" Marquise Signet Ring

COURTESY OF CEREMONY

Now, this is a bodacious look. We love the masculinity of a signet ring paired with the femininity of a marquise stone.

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Abby Sparks "The Kathleen" Marquise Diamond Custom Ring

Abby Sparks "The Kathleen" Marquise Diamond Custom Ring

COURTESY OF ABBY SPARKS

You may need protective eyewear for a sparkler of this caliber. This marquise diamond is mounted on a platinum pavé band.

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Anna Sheffield Marquise "Bea" Ring

Anna Sheffield Marquise Bea Ring

COURTESY OF ANNA SHEFFIELD

Warm rose gold gives this piece a decadently sweet look. The marquise diamond is flanked by regal trillion stones.

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Mindi Mond Bullet Marquise Dinner Ring

Mindi Mond Bullet Marquise Dinner Ring

COURTESY OF MINDI MOND

Vintage vibes and old-world glory need no introduction here. A marquise center stone is framed by a diamond-encrusted halo and band.

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Kataoka "Iris" Marquise Ring

Kataoka "Iris" Marquise Ring

COURTESY OF KATAOKA

A delicate design that has a certain fairy-like quality about it. A marquise diamond sits on a thin band featuring clusters of diamonds.

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Vrai Marquise Diamond Bezel Ring

Vrai Marquise Diamond Bezel Ring

COURTESY OF VRAI

Minimalist goals, unlocked. A single marquise stone seemingly floats atop a barely there 14k gold band.

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Doyle & Doyle Art Deco Engagement Ring

Doyle & Doyle Art Deco Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF DOYLE & DOYLE

Not for the faint of heart, this opulent art deco style is full of visual intrigue. A single marquise diamond is set on a starry canvas of blue sapphires and white diamonds.

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Sofia Kaman Melina Ring

Sofia Kaman Melina Ring

COURTESY OF SOFIA KAMAN

Salt and pepper diamonds are a great way to add an untraditional twist to your ring while still remaining timeless. This marquise-cut ring features a salt and pepper center stone with round brilliant cut diamonds on either side. They are set on a solid 14k matte gold band.

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Laurie Fleming Nereid Ring

Laurie Fleming Nereid Ring

COURTESY OF CATBIRD

This fairytale-esque ring features a marquise cut center diamond flanked by recycled round brilliant cut diamonds and rose cut diamonds. The stones are set on a solid 14k yellow gold band.

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1st Dibs Diamonds Engagement Ring

1st Dibs Diamonds Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF 1ST DIBS

It's hard to miss this stunning three stone engagement ring. The marquise-cut center diamond is held between two baguette-cut diamond accents all on a platinum band.

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Blue Nile Princess Cut Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Blue Nile Princess Cut Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF BLUE NILE

This marquise-cut engagement ring is for the most glamourous of brides. The center diamond is accompanied by twelve princess-cut diamonds in a channel setting.

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Anna Sheffield Petit Marquise Diamond Tiara Yellow Gold Ring

Anna Sheffield Petit Marquise Diamond Tiara Yellow Gold Ring

COURTESY OF YLANG 23

This tiara ring is fit for a princess. The marquise-cut diamonds on this ring sparkle on a handcrafted 14k yellow gold band.

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Laura Preshong Clio Oval Cut Engagement Ring

Laura Preshong Clio Oval Cut Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF LAURA PRESHONG

For a simple and elegant design, consider this Laura Preshong ring featuring a marquise-cut diamond in a six-prong setting with milgrain detailing.

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Shane Co. Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Shane Co. Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF SHANE CO.

This flawless marquise diamond is held in a halo setting with sixty-four round diamonds lining the pavé 14k white gold band.

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Sam Saidian Diamond Ring

Sam Saidian Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF SOTHEBY'S

For a bit of an "edge," consider this ring featuring a modified oval-shaped, brilliant-cut diamond on a pavé knife-edge band.

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Kimai Recycled God Lab Diamond Engagement Ring

Kimai Recycled God Lab Diamond Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF KIMAI

Whimsical and bold are the two words to describe this asymmetric gem from Kimai. The wavey pavé band is crafted from recycled gold and topped with a marquise diamond.

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Capucinne Beatrice Diamond Marquise Cluster Engagement Ring

Capucinne Beatrice Diamond Marquise Cluster Engagement Ring

An array of marquise, oval, and round diamonds come together on this intricately designed engagement ring.

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Vrai The Three Stone Ring

Vrai The Three Stone Ring

COURTESY OF VRAI

Three diamonds are better than one with this Vrai ring. The three marquise diamonds form a trio of glittering stones set on a pavé band.

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Abby Sparks Marquise Diamond Ring

Abby Sparks Marquise Diamond Ring

COURTESY OF ABBY SPARKS

This one-of-a-kind design from Abby Sparks was created with a floral flair. The stones are placed in an east-west setting on a white gold band.

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KatKim Éternal Marquise Ring

KatKim Éternal Marquise Ring

COURTESY OF KATKIM

When looking for your engagement ring, always keep timelessness in mind. With this KatKim marquise diamond on a tapering band, you can be sure that this design will never go out of style.

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Tacori Simply Tacori

Tacori Simply Tacori

COURTESY OF TACORI

Contempoary and vintage come together in this heirloom-inspired ring. The center marquise diamond is flanked by small rounded diamonds. The under gallery of the ring is complete with filigree detailing.

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Aprés Jewelry The Elodie Ring Setting

Aprés Jewelry The Elodie Ring Setting

COURTESY OF APRÉS JEWELRY

Double the sparkle with this double band pavé marquise engagement ring. The center diamond is set in a halo of white diamonds and is available in either a prong or dot setting. 

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Sofia Kaman Marquise Engagement Ring

Sofia Kaman Marquise Engagement Ring

Despite its name, this ring is made for the best of romances. The antique marquise cut diamond with a light greenish grey tint adds a bit of edge. The center stone is flanked by small pavé diamonds and held on an 18k yellow gold band with black rhodium accents

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Simon G. Lightning Bolt Engagement Ring

Simon G. Lightning Bolt Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF SIMON G.

This lightning bolt ring is truly striking with a marquise diamond set on an angle between a pavé band.

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Diamond Nexus Timeless Marquise Cut Engagement Ring

Diamond Nexus Timeless Marquise Cut Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF DIAMOND NEXUS

This three stone ring features a marquise diamond flanked by two trillion cut diamonds. They are held in a lower basket setting with cathedral arms on a 14k yellow gold band.

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Capucinne Diamond Engagement Ring

Capucinne Diamond Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF CAPUCINNE

For the chic bride, look no further than this double band ring. The pavé band holds a marquise diamond on a 14k yellow gold band. You can also stack this ring with an open diamond band for an elevated look. 

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HN Jewelry Marquise Cut Diamond Unique Engagement Ring

HN Jewelry Marquise Cut Diamond Unique Engagement Ring

COURTESY OF ETSY

 Marquise diamonds work just as well as side stones as they do center stones, and this ring combines both. The center marquise diamond is held between an array of six marquise-cut diamonds and six round brilliant cut diamonds. 

What to Look for When Choosing a Marquise Engagement Ring

Band

When picking a band to accompany your marquise diamond, consider a classic style band that won't draw attention away from the center stone. But, of course, we would never say no to more sparkle, so you can also try pairing with a pavé band. Double bands are also a great option with a marquise diamond because when placed vertically, it creates the perfect distance between two bands. 

Stone

Diamonds are the most popular choice when it comes to the marquise cut. If you decide to go with a marquise diamond, keep in mind the bow tie effect that can come with this stone. A bow tie is a dark area that runs down the middle of a diamond and could, in some cases, darken the appearance of your diamond. This effect usually occurs in fancy cut diamonds, including marquise diamonds. To avoid this, work with a trained jeweler or inspect the stone yourself before purchasing to ensure that your stone doesn't possess the bowtie effect, or at least not in a prominent way. 

Setting

Because of the unique shape of a marquise stone, going with a six-prong or bezel setting will ensure that the stone will be safe and secure on your ring. V-shaped prongs are also a reliable option to keep your marquise stone protected. Halo settings also look stunning with marquise stones and are a great way to add more shine if you choose a smaller stone.

Shopping FAQs

  • Are marquise diamonds more expensive? Marquise cut diamonds tend to cost less than round cut diamonds because less waste is created when cutting the stone.
  • Do marquise engagement rings go out of style quickly? Marquise engagement rings have been around forever and have just reached newfound popularity amongst the modern-day bride. Even though it may seem like a fad, marquise cut stones are timeless and will hold their beauty for years to come. So if you happen to fall for a marquise ring, but you are worried about it going out of style, opt for a classic band without many bells and whistles. Classic solitaire engagement rings will never go out of style, no matter the cut. 
  • What is the average length to width ratio of a marquise stone? Marquise stones come in a variety of sizes, so it comes down to personal preference. Traditionally, a length to width ratio of 1.75 -2.15 is considered standard for this stone.

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