mar·​quise | \ mär-ˈkēz How to pronounce marquise (audio) \
plural marquises\ mär-​ˈkēz How to pronounce marquises (audio) , -​ˈkē-​zəz \

Definition of marquise

3 : a gem or a ring setting or bezel usually elliptical in shape but with pointed ends

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Recent Examples on the Web The had a twenty-one plus carat marquise diamond dangling from it, along with 164 more dazzling stones. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Why the Marquise is the Most Romantic Diamond Cut of All," 10 Feb. 2020 On her left ring finger, Turner-Smith wore a glimmering marquise diamond, which looks very much like an engagement ring. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Joshua Jackson and Wife Jodie Turner-Smith Spotted for the First Time Since Marriage News," 23 Dec. 2019 On her left ring finger, Turner-Brown wore a glimmering marquise diamond, which looks very much like an engagement ring. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Are Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Married? See Their Rings as They Go Red Carpet Official," 15 Nov. 2019 Other styles include bezel-set diamonds in oval, marquise, or emerald cuts; elegant cigar bands; fully pavéd bands; and rings with three or seven diamonds across. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Introducing Ceremony, a New Line of Diamond Rings, Signets, and Pavé Bands to Celebrate “Love of All Kinds”," 10 May 2018 The new Alchemy collection focuses on four cuts—emerald, marquise, pear, and round—and how each speaks to and of a specific personality. Leah Melby Clinton, Town & Country, "When Jewelry Means Family," 9 Apr. 2018 Desserts include pecan carrot cake, caramel profiteroles, chocolate marquise cake, bread pudding, pineapple fritters and cupcakes, along with chocolate eggs. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Bonnell's Waters in Fort Worth adds weekend seafood brunch | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Mar. 2018 Scenes typically end with the marquise at a blackboard making hash marks beneath each word to tell which one has the advantage. John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: 'Emilie' a perfect fit for Open Book Theatre," 18 Jan. 2018 Other trends include rose-gold settings, settings with small diamonds in the band and east-west settings, where an elongated stone such as princess cut or marquise is set sideways on the ring. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "Hey, Romeo: Popping the question but don’t know the answer? Here’s jewelers’ tip," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of marquise

1503, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for marquise

French, feminine of marquis

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“Marquise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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