The marquise ring is a French creation that is both emblematic and original. This most elegant jewel is distinguished by its oval and slender shape with conical ends. Its central diamond is highly brilliant thanks to its 55 facets and pointed ends, making it highly shiny. This ring with royal origins is one of the most difficult to make and one of the most original.

In the eighteenth century, King Louis XV ordered a piece of jewelry evoking the smile of his mistress, Madame de Pompadour.  The Marquise, then at the center of attention and life at the Court and a real trendsetter for the other ladies, brought a new breath to the engagement rings of the time.

Indeed, all women wanted to have such a ring, so much so that this ring then took the nickname of Pompadour ring or Marquise ring.

This royal symbolism of the Marquise ring has been extended more recently with the English royal family. Indeed, Prince Charles offered a marquise ring to Lady Diana for their engagement in 1981, before Prince William passed on the same ring to Kate Middleton in 2010.

In addition, the term Marquise also refers to the name of a fancy cut for gems composed of 55 to 58 facets. Particularly popular in the 1970s, this type of cut is now back in fashion, especially with diamonds.