Harkening back to the Art Deco era, baguette diamonds make for a sleek and sophisticated look when set in wedding bands or engagement rings. As their name alludes to, baguette diamonds are named for their long and slender shape.
The use of clean lines and futuristic geometric forms were signature characteristics in Art Deco rings, reflecting the bold spirit of the roaring 20s. The streamlined geometric shape of baguette cut diamonds fits effortlessly into this motif. Today’s re-imaged baguette diamond ring designs have a vintage appeal that’s perfect for the modern bride.
What is a baguette cut diamond?
A baguette cut diamond is a step cut diamond. They are long and rectangular in shape and offer exceptional clarity.
Baguette Cut Diamond vs. Emerald Cut Diamond
Baguette and emerald cut diamonds are known as step cut diamonds. This cut offers a different type of beauty from a classic round cut diamond, offering exceptional clarity and a distinctive look when set in fine jewelry. Step cut diamonds are either found in square or rectangular shapes, and their facets are rectilinear (made up of straight lines). This cut’s long, narrow facets produce a prismatic reflection as opposed to brilliance, evoking a house of mirrors or a staircase look—hence their name!
Emerald cut diamonds typically have 50-58 facets while baguette diamonds have 14. Emerald cut diamonds are often featured as the main stone in engagement rings and other fine jewelry. Baguette cut diamonds are commonly used as side stones to accentuate the beauty of a different shaped center gem.
Straight Baguette vs. Tapered Baguette
Straight baguette diamonds are perfectly rectangular with opposing sides being perpendicular to each other. Tapered baguette diamonds are narrower on one of their two ends, creating a trapezoidal shape. Either type of baguette diamond looks exceptional when framing a center diamond, but we especially love the look of tapered baguettes in three stone rings!
Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring Designs
Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring
Captivating tapered baguette diamonds are bar channel-set in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem.
Piper Diamond Ring
Simple and clean, the twin baguette accents flanking the center gemstone of the Piper Diamond Ring elegantly highlight the center gem in this charming modern engagement ring.
Harlow Diamond Ring
Alluring baguette cut diamonds sit on either side of the center stone in a split shank band style for this chic and glamorous piece.
Regency Diamond Ring
Bar-set diamond baguettes and round diamond accents frame the sparkling center gem in this chic ring.
Ballerina Diamond Ring
Baguette diamond accents radiate out from the center diamond in a burst that brings extra drama, sparkle, and attention to the ring.
Ostara Diamond Ring
Bezel-set baguette accents cradled in intricate milgrain details and flanking a bezel set diamond create a look of shimmering beauty in this vintage inspired engagement ring.
Baguette Diamond Wedding Band Designs
Darby Diamond Ring
Both chic and sophisticated, this band features a baguette diamond set within bars of lustrous precious metal for a refined geometric design.
Channel Set Baguette Diamond Ring
This stunning band features a row of baguette cut diamonds secured in a channel extending halfway down the shank for eye-catching sparkle.
Barre Diamond Ring
Irresistible baguette cut diamonds are bar-set across the top third of the shank in this sleek and modern wedding band.
Vintage Diamond Baguette Ring
Sparkling diamond baguettes alternate with round diamonds in this vintage inspired band. A hand-engraved fanciful floral pattern on both the top and sides adds additional appeal.