A diamond is forever. But what about when you want to repurpose a diamond in a different setting? Can you safely recut a diamond to fit your aesthetic? The answer is yes, you can. If you’ve inherited a beautiful vintage diamond, but don’t necessarily like the vintage style, you can get your diamond cut to fit your modern taste and aesthetic. Marquise diamonds are a popular choice to be recut to fit a modern aesthetic.

What is a Marquise Diamond?

Marquise diamonds were very popular in the 70’s and 80’s for engagement rings, but the history and creation of this cut goes all the way back to 18th century France. Marquise diamonds have a long, narrow shape, and because they have so many facets, it gives the illusion of a larger size. A marquise cut is versatile and can be set in a variety of ring styles, which made it popular during the 70’s and 80’s. They can be set vertically, horizontally, and even as accent stones. They can even be cut to different widths to accommodate various setting sizes in other pieces of jewelry. 

While the appeal of the marquise diamond cut was high a few decades ago, its popularity has diminished, and some people that have one are looking to repurpose it to fit modern ring settings.

Can Marquise Diamonds be Recut?

Yes, a marquise diamond can be recut!

This is good news for a long-time marquise diamond owner. Over time, these cuts have been known to chip and break. Because they are thin and narrow, the tips of marquise diamonds are notorious for chipping. In this instance, recutting the diamond is a great choice to repurpose it. Recutting a marquise not only repurposes it, but puts it in higher demand when cut into a more popular shape. Oval and pear shapes are a good choice to recut a marquise diamond for that reason.

The good news is, as taste changes, so can our diamonds.

How To Get Your Marquise Diamond Recut?

If you made the decision to get your marquise diamond recut you will now need to learn where and how to get it recut. The good news is that it is not too hard to find a local jewelry store that will do this for you. 


But if you want the best results possible, get in touch with the expert jewelers at Casa D’Oro. They will be able to help you recut your marquise diamond into the perfect shape! Get in touch today for more information.