In our last blog, we reviewed the history and some of the features of the Trillion cut diamond. As we come to an end on our review of diamond shapes, there is one shape of diamond that is very popular as an accent diamond that we just could not leave out – that is the Baguette cut diamond. Now, before your mind starts drifting to hot and fresh bread – pull it back into focus. The word Baguette is French for “long rod”. And as you can imagine, a Baguette shape diamond has a long rectangular shape which makes it stunning not only as accent diamond, but is not typically used as a primary center stone.
Unlike other shapes of diamonds, the Baguette shape diamond was originally inspired by the architecture of the Bauhaus movement in the 1920’s. The Baguette cut diamond is intended to emulate the geometric angles that were popular in that time. The Baguette cut diamond strongly resembles the emerald cut diamond, but is used less often as a center stone. One of the things that makes the Baguette quite popular is are the long, clean and straight lines of the stone.
Typically, because the Baguette shape diamond is more often used to accent a setting, the stones are cut to be very small. Because of this, the Baguette shape diamonds tend to be weighed not by carat weight, but by the dimension of the diamond itself. Unlike many other shapes of diamonds, the Baguette cut diamond typically only has 14 facets – which is less than the amount used for an emerald cut diamond. Because of this, the Baguette shape diamond has far less fire and brilliance than other similar shape diamonds. As a result, the Baguette shape diamond makes for a stunning addition to a setting, but is rarely used as the primary center stone.
Baguette shape diamonds in particularly are stunning in a channel settings. This is because they can be set side by side of each other with no gaps or holes. This creates a stunning effect and is one of the reasons why they are a popular choice for diamond ring settings.
If you think that you might like to look at settings with Baguettes, or would like to add Baguette shape diamonds to your existing setting, then we invite you to come into our store and view our selection. We would be more than happy to help you determine if Baguette shape diamonds are a good fit for you.