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Baguette diamonds make beautiful jewelry pieces stunning and stunning pieces sparkling. Not only does this diamond have a long, rich history, but it also accentuates the beauty of your solitaire-style center-piece diamond.

What Are Baguette Diamonds?

The baguette is a small, usually rectangular, step-cut diamond with straight or tapered edges. Some baguette diamonds have a 5:1 length-to-width ratio or even longer. But you will also find some almost square baguette diamonds.

History Of The Baguette Diamond

The term ‘baguette’ translates to a stick or rod in French, but it can also translate to ‘small ring’ or ‘small jewel.’ Cartier reintroduced the baguette diamond cutting style in 1912 when it regained popularity. The Art Deco and Art Nouveau eras then re-popularized the baguette style when geometrical shapes and cleaner lights were highly sought after in jewelry.

Unique Characteristics Of The Baguette Cut Diamond

Baguette diamonds come in many variations, with the most popular length-to-width ratio being 5:1.

Here are other defining characteristics of the baguette-cut diamond:

  • Cropped edges: unlike other stones with cropped edges, the baguette diamond is either straight or tapered with perfectly square corners.
  • Fewer facets: the baguette diamond only features a maximum of 24 facets. A typical well-polished diamond can have 57 to 58 facets. Its rectangular, sometimes square, facets give it its charming effect.
  • Scintillation: because of the baguette’s few facets, it doesn’t reflect or deflect light as brilliantly as other diamond cuts. This allows the center diamond on your piece of jewelry to shine even more.

Because of its few facets, the baguette-cut diamond is best used to accentuate the center stone in engagement rings and wedding bands.

Why You Should Choose Baguette Diamonds

The baguette cut’s history, sparkle, rarity, and mystique will undoubtedly make diamond collectors fall in love with it. Contact Us for a free consultation on baguette diamonds and other diamond varieties.