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Diamond Baguette Ring

Friday, August 23rd 2013. | Diamond, Diamond Ring

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Diamond has been popular as jewellery since 1400s and since that many kinds of cuts has been developed for diamonds. Baguette is one of the kinds, which was developed during 1920s and 1930s. The name was taken from French word ‘baguette’, which means ‘long rod’, and Latin word ‘baculum’, which means ‘a stick’. Generally, baguette diamond is a long and rectangular shape diamond which was a fashionable design in the period of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Oblong, square or rectangular diamonds are often called ‘step cut’, which is actually used for baguette cut diamonds. Long thin oblong is known as baguette, so that is why, baguette is often referred as ‘table cut’ or ‘step cut’ with only 13 facets each. Diamond Baguette Ring

Diamond Baguette Ring

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The narrow rectangular cut of baguette normally comes in small diamonds less than one carat. Because of the smaller size, a baguette diamond tends to be measured by its dimensional size instead of its carat size. Baguette diamonds can be cut straight, known as straight baguettes, or tapered in which they are shorter on one end, known as tapered baguettes. It depends on the mounting and style of the ring to have either one of these two varieties. Usually, a straight channel setting will use straight baguette diamonds, while a curved channel setting will use tapered baguette diamonds. Diamond Baguette Ring

Generally, baguette diamonds are used as side stones for other diamond cuts, since they can hide the girdle and shoulders of the diamond in the centre. Most baguette diamonds are in the same size so that they can be ideal diamonds for pave and channel setting. Unlike round brilliant diamonds, baguette diamonds can be set side by side without any space and gap on the setting, giving an amazingly gorgeous light display accent. To a larger centre diamond, baguette diamonds can be perfect side stones since they have lustre, clarity and muted display of fire. Tapered baguette diamonds are usually found in costume jewellery such as cocktail rings. Diamond Baguette Ring

Diamond Baguette Ring

However, there are some things you need to know before you jump in purchasing a baguette diamond ring. The first one is the fact that baguette diamonds are more brittle than any other cuts since they tend to be thin and narrow (shallow). It makes the baguette diamonds can be easily, broke, damaged or chipped when it gets hit, bump, or strike, especially when the edge of the diamond is exposed in the outside of the ring. Prong setting can help this matter, since the prongs will protect the weak edge of baguette diamond. Diamond Baguette Ring

Baguettes are step cut diamonds and only have 13 facets, so that it has less light coming from inside the diamond. Compared to a round brilliant diamond which has 58 facets, baguette diamond lacks brilliance. And less brilliance or sparkle means more flaws and inclusions, since sparkle and brilliance can help to hide flaws and inclusions in the diamond. But, if your baguette diamonds are small, the flaws and inclusions may be hidden. The larger the baguette diamond is, the more flaws and inclusions it shows. It will be wise to use baguette diamonds as side stone with a round brilliant diamond as the main stone. The lack of sparkle makes baguette diamond is easy to dull up and dirty, since dirt gets trapped easily in the bottom side of the diamond, and since the baguette diamond is so narrow and transparent, the dirt will be seen easily and the diamond will look cloudy. But, simply cleaning it regularly and the diamond will look like a new piece.

Diamond Baguette Ring

Diamond Baguette Ring
Diamond Baguette Ring
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