June 04, 2022

You might think that all diamonds are created equal, but you'd be wrong. In fact, some diamonds are much more special than others – and baguette diamonds are a perfect example. Baguette diamonds are long, thin, and rectangular-shaped, making them the perfect choice for those who want something a little bit different. And because they're so unique, baguette diamonds can often be more expensive than other types of diamonds. But if you're looking for something truly special, then a baguette diamond is definitely worth considering.

The word ‘baguette,’ is of French origin meaning “wand, rod, or baton”. This explains the similarity in its rectangular shape with an elongated profile and right-angled corners.

This is a lightweight cut diamond that can complement almost every other diamond shape, allowing them to shine more brightly. It is usually offered in less than one-carat cuts and is widely used as accent stones instead of a center stone because of how thin they are.

Baguette Diamond VS Emerald Cut Diamond

Oftentimes, there is confusion between these diamonds as they may appear pretty similar to one another.

A baguette-cut only has 14 facets, whereas an Emerald cut has 50-58 facets. Baguette cuts have a narrow, more elongated shape than emerald cuts. Also, jewelers sell baguette cuts in smaller carat weights than what is available for emerald cuts.

The easiest difference to identify between these two is the cut corners of an Emerald cut. The Baguette cut does not have this, but instead, you get beautiful clean edges that are perfect when placed side by side in a series.

The reason for their similarities is because they both belong to the “step-cut” family which also includes the Asscher cut diamonds.

Takeaways When Shopping For Baguette Diamonds

  • Color Match. Since this is a step-cut diamond, its color may differ from a brilliant-cut diamond with the same color grade. The more the facets on a stone, the whiter it can appear so make sure you get a higher color grade of Baguette to your center stone piece of choice.
  • A baguette-cut diamond can chip more easily than other diamond shapes because of its edges so the setting that you choose makes a whole difference. Choose a quality setting, holding the stones in a proper manner and adding protection to their sides.
  • When it comes to this type of cut in a diamond, clarity is very crucial as fewer facets mean poor craftsmanship quality is so easily seen. You need to get a baguette diamond with a higher clarity grade than the standard round diamond ensuring no visible imperfections.

There is absolutely no doubt that this type of diamond is very subtle, but at the same time can create so much elegance in a piece.

Baguette Diamonds can be used to add extra sparkle and drama to solitaire rings, or as accent stones in other pieces of jewelry. So if you're looking for something unique and eye-catching, go ahead and check out our selection of baguette jewelry now at Gold Presidents and upgrade your fashion style at an affordable price!

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