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Marquise Table Percentage

The table is the large flat facet on the crown or top of a diamond. The table directly affects scintillation, or sparkle in a diamond. The combination of table size and crown angle governs the balance between brilliance, flashes of white light returning to the eye from within the diamond, and dispersion, the play of spectral colors seen by the eye created by refracted light as it prisms through a diamond's facets.

GIA has not established ideal table measurement percentages for marquise diamonds, but marquise cut diamonds with table percentages that measure below 62 percent or less deliver exceptional brilliance. Marquise diamonds within this range are usually preferred for their better balance of sparkle. Table measurements that are within these ranges are considered by Gemologists to have very fine table proportions. Generally, marquise diamonds have table percentages that are usually in the 52% to 62% range. Larger tables are not as common in marquise diamonds as they are in other cuts.

The brilliance of your diamond depends on proper cutting. Droste's selects only ideal to premium cut diamonds to ensure that the diamond you choose will be as brilliant as it is beautiful. A diamond with these premium proportions will cost more, but its brilliance is well worth the added investment. Our Certified Gemologist-Appraisers will be happy to assist you in selecting the most brilliant marquise cut diamond possible.

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