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MARQUISE GEMSTONES
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Letís add a random fact to your repertoire that might come in handy one day if you ever go on Jeopardy, another name for the popular Marquise shape is Navette. The interesting back story of this gemstone shape is that it is believed that King Louis XV of France was quite in love with his courtesan Marchioness Madame de Pompadour and commissioned his court jewelry to cut a gemstone to resemble the shape of her lips. The standard Marquise Cut gemstone, which is basically an elongated oval that comes to a point on the top and bottom, has 57 facets and has a length to width ratio of 2:1. Since Marquise shape gems have an elongated feel, they are a great choice for rings since the shape will flatter and lengthen the finger. Marquise cut gemstones provide great brilliance and color. AfricaGems has an amazing selection of colored gemstones in marquise shape, all in stock and ready to ship. With our 30 day money back return policy, AfricaGems is the best place to shop for loose gemstones!

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