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

Definition of marquise

2 : marquee
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 But the marquee feature is the dials, which are encrusted with round diamonds on the bezel and either 11 marquise-cut diamonds or rubies for the hour markers. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, "Omega Just Debuted 13 New Watches, Including a Slew of New Seamasters," 23 Mar. 2021 The historical marquise cut engagement ring reimagined in VRAI’s North South and East West navette shapes, which appear to hover over the band. Town & Country, "How These Covetable New Heirlooms Are Defying Tradition," 8 Mar. 2021 There’s the Lucy necklace (named after the actress Lucy Liu), with a natural marquise jadeite set on a lightweight gold chain. Benoît Loiseau, New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 5 Nov. 2020 As often as not the job calls for a fancy pedigree that may include an advanced degree from an Ivy institution, a facility with languages, and manners that rival those of a marquise. New York Times, "Mary Poppins Returns! Some Modern Families Seek a Governess," 8 Oct. 2020 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

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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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The first known use of marquise was in 1503

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28 Mar 2021

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“Marquise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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