Vintage Marquise Aquamarine Ring in 14K Yellow Gold
The Marquise Cut was originally crafted in the 1700s when King Louis XV employed a jeweler to create a cut that was reflective of the smile of his mistress, Jean Antoinette Poisson, the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour. Since then this style of cut has evolved to the versatile piece of art that it is today. You may hear some refer to the Marquise Cut as the Navette Cut. They are one and the same.
And it is the Marquise Cut that you see in beautiful display here. This is a Sky Blue Natural Aquamarine. Beautiful clarity without eye-visible inclusions. It has a weight of 1.25 (1 1/4) Carats and measures 10mm x 5mm. Excellent proportion. It is set in a 14K Yellow Gold Marquise setting and is a Size 5.75 (5 3/4). Ring and Gem together weigh 2.19 Grams.