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Glossary of watchmaking

Marquise

Taille marquise ou navette | マーキーズカット | 榄尖状钻

Marquise

A cut gemstone with a boat like shape (55 facets); an oval with Two pointed ends. This gem cut is sometimes called a “navette”.

According to the legend, the taille “navette” was called “marquise” by the king Louis XIV in homage to the Marquise of Pompadour.