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The Differences Between Baguette and Emerald Cuts

One of my most common questions when it comes to custom jewelry design is the differences between cuts of stones. Last year, I made it my goal to create blogs and content that spoke to these questions so that I would have an arsenal of information on my website ready to send when these topics arose. Today, I want to highlight the differences between baguette cuts and emerald cuts!

Diamonds come in many different beautiful shapes and sizes. People often know the common diamond shapes such as round cut, emerald cut, and cushion cut, but a lot of people are not familiar with the baguette cut. Have you heard of the baguette-cut diamond? It’s not one you hear about often, and certainly not as a center stone, but they’re more common than you think!

The baguette cut diamond has a long, rectangular shape with 14 facets. This shape is also known as a “step-cut,” which also includes emerald-cut diamonds. As we know, many people often confuse emerald and baguette cuts. The two are similar, but there are some key differences, including:

  • Emerald cuts have 50-58 facets

  • Baguette cuts only have 14 facets and are given a high lever or luster.

  • Baguette cuts have a narrow, more elongated shape than emerald cuts. The baguette also has more pointed corners.

  • Emerald cuts have a “wedge” shaped and polished corner.

  • Jewelers typically sell baguette cuts in smaller carat weights than what is available for emerald cuts.

The baguette cut may not be the most popular or well-known diamond shape, but in my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful! Now that you know what a baguette-cut diamond is, feel free to browse our website or contact us to find the perfect piece of jewelry for you!

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