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The Beauty of Baguette Cut Diamonds

From their heyday in the Art Deco era, baguette diamond rings exude sleek sophistication with a distinctly classic appeal when used in wedding bands and engagement rings. The Art Deco period of the 1920s ushered in an aesthetic based on clean lines, geometric forms, and subdued elegance that was based in exquisite craftsmanship. It is in this world that the baguette diamond cut was created.

As a result of the popularization of baguette diamonds from this era, they’ve continued to be a prolific accent stone to engagement rings and wedding bands alike. Over the century since they were created, baguette diamond rings have only gained more prominence as a modern staple with a vintage look that is so versatile, it can be fitting for every bride.

What Is a Baguette Cut Diamond?

A baguette diamond describes both the cut and shape of a diamond. To be a baguette, the diamond will be thin and elongated in a rectangular shape. A baguette is rarely a square, in fact it more commonly reaches a ratio around 3:1 in length to width.

A member of the step-cut family along with emerald and Asscher cuts, the biggest difference with baguette diamonds is that the corners are perfectly square. They traditionally feature 14 cuts made as straight lines. These lines create exceptional clarity with more minimal sparkle and brilliance - a perfect accent look.

The long, narrow faceted cuts produce a clear reflection instead of brilliance, hence why step-cuts are often referred to as embodying the look of a hall of mirrors. Because of their minimal cuts and clean lines, they exude a prismatic reflection full of clarity and light, sure to enhance any cut of center stone in a ring.

You will likely only see baguette diamonds as straight or tapered in shape. Straight baguette diamonds have straight edges, creating a perfect rectangular shape. Tapered baguette diamonds feature edges that angle in on the length sides, creating one shorter width edge in a narrowed trapezoidal shape.

Baguette diamonds are most often used in smaller carat weights since they are rarely used as center stones. This also helps to ensure their quality since the lower number of facets provides less shine and allows for imperfections to be noticed much easier. However, because the imperfections can be more apparent, it’s important to choose a higher quality stone and match the color grade of the center stone, if it’s a diamond, so a difference in the white of the diamonds isn’t obvious.

And although they’re usually a smaller accent stone, because of the baguette diamond’s square corners and larger surface area from fewer facets, they are more vulnerable to chips and cracks. Choosing a more secure setting, like bezel or channel settings, can help to protect these stones against damage.

Baguette Diamonds in Engagement Rings

Baguette diamonds are the perfect choice as side stones to accentuate center stones or to create beautiful wedding bands. But we believe you can also break the mold sometimes and play with baguette diamonds in a whole new way.

Three Stone Rings with Baguette Diamonds

In these three-stone rings, baguette diamonds feature as the side diamonds: with our custom Jia, Hanem, and Lucille designs, you can’t get much more classic than a stunning center stone flanked by two tapered baguettes. They all highlight the beautiful appeal of tapered baguettes; they draw the eye in toward the center stone while creating a lovely symmetry and overall shine to the ring. Tapered baguettes also can help to create the appearance of a larger center stone since the baguette diamonds narrow as they draw away and widen when closest to the stone.

Wedding Bands with Baguette Diamonds

As the key feature in a wedding band, our Iva, Lizeth, and Lexus designs accentuate all the clean and clear sophistication of baguette diamond rings. Set vertically or horizontally in the band, the geometric nature of baguette diamonds lend a subtle, architectural feel to each band while perfectly accentuating an engagement ring.

Vintage Inspired Rings with Baguette Diamonds

Fully embracing the clean beauty of baguette diamonds, it’s clear to see how well they play with other diamond shapes and cuts, as well as ring design elements. In our vintage-inspired Elani, two graduated baguette diamonds create the perfect transition from a halo-set center stone into a pave-set diamond band. Incorporating a literal stair-step look creates a refined flow to the ring and perfectly frames the center stone.

In another example of the baguette diamond’s versatility, our Hennelly wedding band pairs baguette diamonds with marquise diamonds in an intricate pattern.

Baguette diamond rings are the perfect accompaniment for any diamond shape or cut and have a versatility that proves itself over and over again. Classic and elegant, subtle and simple, cool and modern - the baguette diamond does it all.

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