Baguette cut or Emerald cut – Which would you choose?
Baguette cut diamonds and Emerald cut diamonds have a similar appearance. Both diamonds feature a simple step cut arrangement of facets. In comparison, Baguette cut diamonds have angular corners, whereas Emerald cut diamonds feature polished corners. Furthermore, many more Emerald cut diamonds exist in larger sizes.
Are Emerald cut diamonds more popular?
Yes. Absolutely. Emerald cut diamonds are more popular than Baguette cut diamonds. Moreover, there is a significant demand for Emerald cut diamonds. For example, viewing a worldwide diamond trading network we noticed 137 x 1-carat baguette cut diamonds available, from suppliers. By comparison, 8223 x 1-carat emerald cuts were available during our search.
Availability of Baguette cut diamonds
Availability makes a huge difference. Emerald cut diamonds are cut in most carat weights. In addition, they are available in many more colour and clarity options. Baguette cut diamonds seldom feature in jewellery store windows. Furthermore, many buyers remain unaware of Baguette cut diamonds as an option for engagement rings.
Small baguette cut diamonds alternating with round diamonds in a channel setting
Availablity of Emerald cut vs Baguette cut diamonds
Emerald cut diamonds come in most sizes and qualities. In contrast, fewer baguette cut diamonds are available. Baguettes typically feature in smaller sizes. Matched pairs of baguette diamonds are well suited for diamond shoulders. Alternatively, rows of baguette cut diamonds feature in many diamond eternity rings.
What to look for when buying a Baguette cut diamond or an Emerald cut diamond.
When buying either a Baguette cut diamond or and Emerald cut diamond, there are two important details to consider.
First of all, we should note that that proportions are very important. Find a balance between length and width. Ideally choose a length that is 1.5 – 1.75 times the width. Look for a nicely proportioned diamond. Not too thin, and not too squat. Especially when choosing an engagement ring.
Consider VS1 clarity or above for your step-cut diamond. Below this clarity grade, inclusions appear more visible. Compared to brilliant cuts, step-cut diamonds are less forgiving when it comes to clarity. Small inclusions appear more visible within a step-cut diamond. By choosing VS1 for your clarity, you will be confident that no inclusions will appear to the naked eye.
Types of Baguette cut and Emerald cut diamond jewellery
The following are some of the types of diamond jewellery set with baguette cut diamonds.
Baguette cut diamond engagement rings
Baguette diamond engagement rings typically feature either a single solitaire diamond. Alternatively, some designs feature an arrangement of Baguette cut diamonds. Baguette diamond trilogy rings match smaller baguette diamonds either side of a larger stone.
Aquamarine edged by smaller baguette cut diamonds.
Emerald cut diamond engagement rings
Emerald diamond engagement rings come as solitaire designs—set with one diamond. Alternatively, trilogy rings feature in many jewellery stores. In addition, Halo engagement rings remain very popular. A central Emerald cut diamond rests within a surrounding halo of smaller diamonds. You can view Emerald cut halo rings online in various designs.
Kiera is a very popular diamond halo ring design, available at Serendipity Diamonds, shown here with a 1 carat central diamond.
Emerald diamond pendants
Emerald diamond pendants work well singly. Alternatively they work equally well with diamond accents. The following Emerald cut pendant design appears within our collection with a diamond set loop.