Baguette diamonds are accent stones that make a piece of jewelry POP by highlighting the beauty of the center stones and compliment its brilliance.
The History of Baguette Diamonds
The name "baguette" is a bread; however, it is also a French name that means "stick." Baguette diamonds were created in the 1920s - 1930s during Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods. Its popularity grew over time due to the Art Deco movement. Society substituted traditional cut diamonds with baguette diamonds due to their uniqueness. Jewelry makers started using baguette diamonds in bracelets, rings, pendants, etc.
The diamond's popularity extends to today and is used to make a wide variety of types of jewelry including engagement rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, where they mostly appear as accents to the larger stones.
The Characteristics of a Baguette Diamond
The traditional shape of baguette-cut diamonds is a rectangle; however, they also exist in tapered and square shapes. They belong to a category of diamond cuts referred to as ‘step cuts’ because of their long tapered cuts. They lack internal brilliance because of their shape and 14 faucets, which are lesser than brilliant-cut diamonds with 57 faucets. The lack of internal brilliance has lead jewelry-makers to become tactical -- now, a piece that is mostly baguettes will be set in a series of baguettes so that light will bounce off the top of the surface of each stone, producing a piece of brilliant jewelry.
Picking Out The Perfect Baguette Diamond
The following are essential factors to consider with baguette diamonds:
The color will differ since the baguette diamonds have different facets from the center stone diamonds. Therefore, it is advisable to work with a jeweler you TRUST to ensure the perfect color match, which compliments the center stone.
Baguette diamonds have long tapered cuts which means that their imperfections are easy to spot with the naked eye. As a result, a higher clarity is required so imperfections are not visible.
With the correct setting, the baguette diamond will not be damaged and will hold the center stone in position safely as it accentuates it as it ought to.
Baguette diamonds are unique, beautiful, and versatile. They bring out the modernity in traditional plain diamonds by making them shine and stand out.
At Landsberg Jewelers, we ensure that you get the look that you desire and deserve. Shop with us for beautiful, properly customized, and quality baguette diamond jewelry. To make an order or inquiry, contact us anytime.