Baguette Diamonds: Understanding This Unique Shape
Kimberly Zerkel | August 22, 2022
Kimberly Zerkel | August 22, 2022
Baguette shaped diamonds are elegant and sleek, but also pose unique challenges in fine jewelry designs. They create a modern-yet-timeless look when featured in necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and bands. But the elongated form that lends them their name also makes them too long to be featured as a center stone in an engagement ring.
Baguette lab-grown diamonds are better suited to help showcase a center diamond in an engagement ring. How and where they are featured can greatly impact the overall look of any design. Read on to learn more about Baguette VRAI created diamonds and how to incorporate this unique shape into your look.
What Is A Baguette Diamond?
A Baguette shaped diamond is elongated and rectangular. It features 14 step-cut facets that create a hall-of-mirrors effect when reflecting the light. Because of its proportions (usually 5:1 in length to width), it is more commonly used for jewelry or as a side stone in engagement ring settings.
Baguette comes from the French word for anything long and thin — from a drumstick to a magic wand to the famous type of bread! In the diamond industry, the Baguette is beloved for its unique shape and clean lines.
Baguette vs. Emerald Cut Diamonds
Both Baguette and Emerald cut diamonds feature step-cut facets that create a hall-of-mirrors effect when reflecting light. Both diamond shapes are also rectangular in form. But an Emerald cut diamond’s proportions are quite different; the ratio of an Emerald VRAI created diamond, for example, is 1.45 : 1.
This is one reason why Emerald cut diamonds are better as a center stone in an engagement ring setting, while the thinner Baguette is better as an accent or side stone. An Emerald also has beveled corners, which makes it more durable than a Baguette with squared corners. And an Emerald’s 49 facets, as opposed to the Baguette’s 14, means it shines brighter.
Both Baguette and Emerald cut diamonds are exquisite, but these differences in appearance mean that they are better suited for different designs.
What Are Popular Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring Settings?
Because Baguette shaped diamonds are better as an accent or side stone, there are specific settings that are more likely to feature them. A Three Stone engagement ring, for example, is a popular choice for those wanting tapered Baguette side stones to highlight their center diamond of choice.
Channel set bands, such as the Devotion engagement ring, are also perfect for highlighting this particular shape. And the Baguette Bar engagement ring with matching wedding band was particularly designed to highlight this diamond’s clean, modern lines.
What Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring Should You Choose?
Discover the settings that feature Baguette shaped diamonds as a side or accent stone to highlight the center diamond and metal color of your choice.
Yellow Gold Baguette Diamond Engagement Rings
18k solid yellow gold engagement rings are often sought after for their timeless appeal. This is because yellow gold is the color most associated with gold itself. A yellow gold Baguette diamond engagement ring is sure to create a look of enduring sophistication by combining this classic hue with a sleek, modern diamond shape.
Rose Gold Baguette Diamond Engagement Rings
Known for being romantic and vintage-inspired, 14k solid rose gold engagement rings create a look that is nothing short of regal. When highlighted in a Baguette diamond engagement ring, these designs become whimsical heirlooms in the making, perfect for those who love Art Deco engagement ring styles.
What Are Popular Baguette Diamond Jewelry Styles?
Thin and sleek, Baguette shaped diamonds are perfect for fine jewelry designs. Whether featured on their own in a solitaire necklace or studs, or linked together in a tennis bracelet, this linear form shines bright for everyday or special occasions.
Baguette Diamond Necklaces
A solitaire Baguette necklace adds the perfect amount of sleek shine to every look. When featured in a Knife-Edge Bezel or Semi-Bezel necklace design, the clean lines and sharp corners are further highlighted in your favorite metal color. But perhaps one of the most popular Baguette diamond necklaces is the Inner Spirit Medallion, which spotlights this shape at the center of a radiant medallion pendant.
Baguette Diamond Earrings
Baguette studs, as well as Knife-Edge Bezel and Semi-Bezel studs, are everyday earrings that are perfect for incorporating into your daily look. But for those with a bit more dramatic flair, there are the Mixed Drop Earrings and the bold Baguette Ear Arc that highlight this thin, angular shape to perfection.
Baguette Diamond Rings
The Baguette’s elongated form makes it the perfect accent shape for a variety of rings and bands. The Baguette Bar Band or Devotion Band both create a look that is modern yet nostalgic. The singular Baguette shaped diamond in the Brushed Baguette Band creates a look of quiet sophistication that is sought after time and time again.
Baguette Diamond Bracelets
A Knife-Edge Bezel or Bezel Solitaire Bracelet highlighting a Baguette shaped diamond are effortlessly elegant everyday staples. But the most popular Baguette diamond bracelets by far are diamond tennis bracelets. Choose a classic Tennis Bracelet or the more avant-garde Mixed Shape Bracelet for a look that is true to your style.
Speak With Our Diamond Experts
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