The baguette cut is an elongated rectangular step cut that is very commonly used in jewelry today and throughout history. Baguettes can either be straight or tapered at one end for a slightly different look.

It’s difficult to know if the French actually created the smallest and sweetest of step cuts. Certainly by 1673, we know that it was a common understanding in the French language that ‘baguette’ could mean ‘little jewel’, diminutive of the French ‘bague’ which could likewise mean ‘jewel’ on its own. We do know, however, that the baguette’s closest relative was the Hogback cut, an elongated table cut that fell out of use around the 17th century. Back then, the most common usage of these slim stones was to make monograms (such as the initials of the owner). Today we mainly appreciate these beautiful stones as accents to other stones or for their unique shine in an interesting design.

Simple, sweet, and sophisticated, baguette diamonds are like an excellent backup singer in a boy band: rarely taking center stage themselves but always helping the main heartthrob to sell more tickets. Their often found on the band, glittering in a conclave around the center stone to accentuate its shine.

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