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The Allure of the Baguette Diamond Cut

Rachel Akmakjian


Rachel Akmakjian

Today, we’re delving into the world of baguette cut diamonds—a stunning diamond cut with a rich history and timeless appeal. From its origins to its modern usage in jewelry, we’ll explore how baguette diamonds have captured our hearts. So, get ready to dive into the fascinating world of the baguette diamond!

What You Will Learn

What are Diamond Baguettes?

Baguette diamonds have a slender, rectangular shape. Imagine a sparkling elongated stone or a perfectly crafted piece of polished ice. Baguettes are often used in jewelry to add a touch of elegance and sparkle. They’re typically employed as side stones or accents to complement and enhance the beauty of a larger center stone. Look to Asscher cut diamonds or emerald cut diamonds if you want a square or rectangular-shaped diamond that can stand alone or be the centerpiece of an engagement ring.


The History of the Baguette Cut Diamond

The baguette cut first gained popularity in the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s. It got its name from the French word for “long rod” or “stick,” reflecting its slender, rectangular shape. During this era, baguette cut diamonds became central elements in intricate geometric designs. Over the years, this cut became an established classic. Today you’ll find baguette diamonds in wedding bands, engagement rings, and all types of jewelry.

The Diamond Cutter’s Craft

Like all diamond cuts, creating the perfect baguette diamond requires skill and precision. of expert diamond cutters. These artisans shape the diamond into a slender rectangular form, typically with 14 or 24 facets. Like the emerald cut diamond, the goal is to maximize its brilliance and luster while maintaining its clean lines and rectangular proportions. Both emerald and baguette cuts offer a geometric shape and a flashy sparkle. Still, baguette cut stones are almost always going to be smaller.

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Incorporating Baguette Diamonds in Rings

When it comes to baguette diamond rings, the possibilities are truly endless. These diamonds are frequently used as side stones, flanking a larger center stone. This style creates captivating contrast and glams up the overall look of the ring. For example, a baguette cut diamond on either side of a classic round or cushion-cut diamond can add a touch of sophistication to an engagement ring. You can even find tapered baguette diamonds, which get bigger on one side. These diamonds help highlight a center stone even more. You can also put Baguette stones in a channel setting along the band, offering a sleek, modern look that complements various ring styles.

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Wedding Bands and Eternity Rings

Baguette diamonds shine exceptionally bright in wedding bands and eternity rings. They are facetted continuously, showcasing their elongated shape and casting brilliance throughout the band. For a modern twist, some jewelers alternate baguette diamonds with other gemstones or different diamond cuts to add a pop of color and variety.

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What to Look for in a Baguette Diamond Ring:

  • Quality: To maximize their beauty, ensure the diamonds have excellent clarity and color.
  • Proportions: Check that the baguette diamonds have symmetrical proportions and consistent length-to-width ratios, as this will affect their overall appearance and how they complement other stones.
  • Setting: Pay attention to the craftsmanship and quality of the setting.


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Rachel's expertise is further enhanced by her distinction as a Graduate Gemologist from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA), equipping her with exceptional knowledge in gem identification and grading. Her education and experiences have given her an in-depth understanding of the demands and expectations facing jewelers and customers in today’s evolving retail marketplace.