Baguette Diamond

A fancy antique shape with long history

 

Named for the French word baguette, which means “long rod,” this cut became popular during the 1920′s - Art Deco movement.

Baguettes bring a different dimension to a diamond that no other shapes can achieve. Moreover, they compose very easily into a wide range of innovative designs - from romantic and dreamy to edgy and attention grabbing. The baguette diamond says it all.  

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Amongst all of the diamond cuts, baguette is one of our favorite to work with. They are instantly chic and ultra-modern with a very distinct personality. And with less than 3% of white diamonds being cut as baguette they are very special indeed.

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Baguette cut diamonds usually have 14 facets which result in an incredible show of fire and light. They are also commonly used as side stones to accentuate the beauty of a different shaped center gem. 

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One of the most distinctive elements of the baguette cut is the “hall-of-mirrors” effect. This dramatic interplay between dark and light planes is the diamond cutters signature within each meticulously composed stone. The striking flash of light, combined with long lines is quite unlike any other diamond. 

 

Amongst some of the most famous baguette diamonds, our favourite pieces include : 

  Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco: Baguette Diamond with Sapphire

Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco: Baguette Diamond with Sapphire

Prince Rainier III proposed with a platinum emerald-cut diamond with two baguette diamonds on each side. It is an elegant and wonderfully simple shape that has stood the test of time.

  Elizabeth Taylor: Spectacular broach baguette cut diamond stems

Elizabeth Taylor: Spectacular broach baguette cut diamond stems

The broach is designed as a spray of variously-shaped diamond flower blossoms that feature baguette-cut diamond stems. 

  Marilyn Monroe: Baguette Eternity Band

Marilyn Monroe: Baguette Eternity Band

Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio gifted Marilyn Monroe a gorgeous platinum eternity band— complete with 35 baguette-cut diamonds. This ring has an understated elegance that is still popular today.

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