While the stone cut, known as marquise can also be referred to by other names (such as navette, meaning “little boat” in French), the most long-standing way to refer to these oblong gems comes from the lover of Louis XV. The gems cut in this way reminded the French King of the exquisite shape of the mouth of his lover, the Madame de Pompadour. In these studs, pink sapphires are cut into a marquise form, and set in 14K solid yellow gold.
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