Skinny Stones: 5 New Diamond Baguette Jewels

Baguette-cut diamonds are in growing in popularity. The shape has long had a home in original Art Deco jewelry and as side stones in engagement rings, but it is receiving new life in Deco-inspired and contemporary designs.

The slim silhouette is a step cut—siblings are the emerald and Asscher—with rectilinear facets that number fewer than those in brilliant-cut diamonds. Baguettes are also shallow cuts that don’t reflect light as much as others and therefore sparkle less and show inclusions more, which is why they often serve in supporting-stone roles. But when used in force, they create an understated luxury that rivals the most radiant of non-step-cut rocks.

Marla Aaron lock necklace with diamond baguette

Fine necklace and Baby lock in 18k gold with 0.12 ct. inverted diamond baguette, $1,200; Marla Aaron

Katie Diamond baguette diamond ring

Val ring in 14k gold with 0.38 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,750; Katie Diamond

Suzanne Kalan diamond baguette ring in gold

Ring in 18k rose gold with 1 ct. t.w. champagne-color diamond baguettes, $3,200; Suzanne Kalan

Suna Bros. diamond baguette necklace

Necklace in platinum with a 3.91 ct. emerald and 18.11 cts. t.w. baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds, $240,000; Suna Bros.

Oscar Heyman bracelet in platinum with diamond baguettes

Estate bracelet in platinum with 27.6 cts. t.w. round-shape diamonds, 15.47 cts. t.w. baguette-cut diamonds, 3.24 cts. t.w. tapered baguette-cut diamonds, and a 2.77 ct. kite-shape emerald, $630,000; Oscar Heyman

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