Engagement Rings with Baguette Diamonds – A Buyer’s Guide
Every year we see celebrities embracing new styles of engagement rings. There are the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Mary Jane Olsen who love vintage designs and then there are those who love modern bling, designed to make a BIG statement; the Beyonce’s, Kim Kardashian’s and Mariah Carey’s of the world.
What Is a Baguette Diamond?
Baguette diamonds are typically used as side-stones to accentuate the larger centre stone. There are two popular styles of baguette diamonds, the traditional straight baguette with parallel ends and sides and the tapered baguette diamonds where two sides taper inwards creating a narrow and a wide end.
Baguette diamonds create a sleek and effortlessly sophisticated look when set into engagement rings. They look divine with all diamond shapes, particularly Emerald cuts and contrasting Round Brilliant diamonds. Some of our favourite celebrity rings featuring baguette diamonds belong to Angelina Jolie, Amal Alamuddin and Giselle Bundchen.
What Is the Difference Between a Baguette and an Emerald Cut Diamond?
The difference is the number of corners. A baguette cut diamond has 4 corners and is a rectangular or rhomboid shape. Emerald cuts have 8 corners, like a rectangle with the corners cut off. A carré cut is the square variation of a baguette cut and also has 4 corners. An Asscher Cut is a square emerald cut and will always have 8 corners.
How To Care For Baguette Cut Diamonds?
As is the case with all step-cut diamonds including emerald cut, Asscher cut, carré and baguettes, it is important to keep them clean. This is important purely for aesthetic reasons, they simply don’t look good if they’re not clean. The way these styles are cut means you can clearly see through the diamond making any build-up behind the stones far more obvious to the naked eye.
Let’s take a look at ways in which you can incorporate this sophisticated diamond cut into your engagement ring:
The ‘Andromeda’ is an exquisite, unique design featuring an Aquamarine surrounded by round brilliant diamonds and accentuated by two 6pt tapered baguettes set into the shoulders.
The ‘Willow Brilliant’ is a sophisticated three-stone design featuring a round brilliant centre diamond offset by two tapered baguettes.
The radiant ‘Affection’ featuring a stunning emerald cut Ruby flanked by four 12pt tapered baguette diamonds.
Engagement Rings With Straight Baguette Side Stones
The ‘Azure’ a stunning pear shaped Sapphire engagement ring featuring a sleek, streamlined row of baguette diamonds channel set into each shoulder.
The ornate ‘Messina’ featuring a stunning cognac cushion cut diamond and surrounded by small round brilliant diamonds and two 10pt baguette diamonds.
The ‘Deco’ featuring a stunning emerald cut diamond offset by four graduating baguette diamonds.