Baguette vs Emerald Cut Diamonds – Which Diamond Gets Your Vote?

Emerald Cut and Baguette Step Cut Diamonds

Baguette cut or Emerald cut – Which would you choose?

Baguette diamonds and Emerald cut diamonds have a similar appearance. Interestingly, both diamond styles feature simple step cut facets. By comparison, Baguette cut diamonds have angular corners. Emerald cut diamonds feature polished corners. Typically, 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 occur 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 alternate with round diamonds in this diamond eternity ring

Small baguette cut diamonds alternating with round diamonds in a channel setting

Availability of Emerald cut vs Baguette cut diamonds

Emerald cut diamonds come in most sizes and qualities. Fewer baguette cut diamonds exist. Baguette diamonds typically feature in smaller sizes. In addition, matched pairs of baguette diamonds are well suited for diamond shoulders. Alternatively, rows of baguette cut diamonds feature in many diamond eternity rings.

Emerald Cut and Baguette Cut Engagement rings

Baguette Cut Engagement Rings (left) and Emerald Cut ring designs (right)

What to look for when buying a Baguette 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.

Diamond proportions

First of all, we should note that that proportions are very important. Find a balance between length and width. Most importantly, 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.

Diamond clarity

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 a baguette diamond. Interestingly, baguette diamonds are more suited to smaller diamonds—cut for eternity rings and diamond shoulders.

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.

Baguette cut diamond engagement ring with central Aquamarine

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 cut diamonds are very suitable for diamond pendants . Alternatively they work equally well with diamond accents. The following Emerald cut pendant design appears within our collection with a diamond set loop.

Emerald cut diamond pendant with a 1 carat Emerald and diamond loop

 

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.