Marquise cut diamonds date back to the 18th century when King Louis XV of France commissioned the court jeweler to design a cut resembling his mistress's lips. It later became a symbol of the marquise status in the royal court. Today, with its 58 glittering facets, its long feminine shape, and grand appearance, the marquise cut stands out as a unique diamond engagement ring. At the same time, its unusual shape makes this ring double as a beautifully streamlined cocktail ring. The diamond is substantial, weighing in at 1.45 carats, and has a near colorless G grade and SI2 clarity grade, certified by EGL USA. Tapered baguette cut diamonds flank the marquise on either side, framing it perfectly. They weigh a total carat weight of about .24, are a G color, and VS clarity. The ring's classic, minimal design speaks to the mid-century era when it was handmade in platinum. It is currently a size 4 1/4 and may be easily resized up or down upon request.