For rings, earrings, pendants
The French word marquise - "marquise" - is pronounced "marc'i-and-of." Therefore, the type of cut, named after the Marquise de Pompadour, favorite of Louis XV, in Russian sounds and is written as ... male, not female aristocratic title. The oval cut with pointed oblong ends perpetuated the flirtatious smile of the legendary beauty. However, to many this type of processing of precious stones is more like a boat in form.