Platinum Catherine Marquise Cut 0.78 ct Diamond Ring
The Catherine Marquise Cut 0.78 carat diamond ring in platinum was inspired by the Queen Mothers Boucheron Tiara which features a fabulous central marquise stone like that of the engagement ring of our own Hollywood royalty, the British actress Catherine Zeta Jones.
About The Diamond Ring
- Cut: Brilliant
- Colour: D
- Clarity: VS2
- Total Carat Weight: 0.78
- Certificate: EGL
- Metal: Platinum
This rings is available in stock in size K however this ring can be made to order in sizes J,K,L,M,N,O, P.
Gift Wrapping - This ring comes gift wrapped in our signature gift box before being hand tied with a a crisp white ribbon.
About the Marquise Cut Diamond - An elongated shape with pointed ends was commissioned by the French King Louis XV for his friend and mistress Madame de Pompadour as he wanted a diamond to match her smile. It is gorgeous when used as a solitaire or when enhanced by smaller diamonds. The Marquise cut which can maximise the diamond size, making it appear larger than other stones of the same weight. It is generally comprised of 58 facets, with 33 on the crown and 25 on the pavilion, although the number of pavilion facets may range between 4 and 8. Additionally, Marquise shapes are sometimes cut with a “French tip,” which replaces the large bezel facet at the point with star and upper girdle facets. The shape was then developed and modified throughout the 20th century, evolving into the Marquise Brilliant cut as it is known today.
About Queen Elizabeth’s Marquise Tiara - The Boucheron tiara was left to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by the Hon. Mrs Greville from Boucheron in London on the 8th of January 1921. The Queen Mother asked for the height of the tiara to be increased by adding a number of brilliant cut diamonds and a single marquise cut diamond in 1953. Today the Tiara is often worn by the Queen Mothers favour grandson Princes Charles wife also known as the Duchess of Cornwall for public events.
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