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Sometimes it feels like baguette diamonds are always the bridesmaid. It’s true that more often than not, they play a supporting role to a center diamond. They’re often used for side stones, halos, and eternity rings and are rarely featured as center stones, but who are we to judge when they play their role so well? They’re the Samwise Gamgee or Chewbacca of the engagement ring world, and honestly, we all know who the real hero is in all these situations. It’s time to give you some of the best baguette diamond ring ideas to spark your interest too!
As a jewelry maker (not to mention an enthusiast,) I’ve spent a lot of time looking at, thinking about, and even dreaming about jewelry, and I think it’s about time we give the baguette diamond its moment no matter what role it’s playing. Below is a list of what I believe are the best baguette diamond rings because sometimes Tinkerbell needs her moment in the spotlight too.
Bottom Line Up Front
I love all of the rings on this list so much, but I think my favorite is the Arabesque Ring from Brilliant Earth. It’s a stunning, contemporary take on a ballerina ring, and it’s just the right amount of extravagant. I love rings that are inspired by vintage designs but still feel fresh. They’re the best of both worlds!
Read on for more of my selections for the best baguette diamond rings and why I chose them!
My Picks at a Glance
- Piper Diamond Engagement Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Three Stone Ring
- Arabesque Diamond Engagement Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Halo Ring
- Geometric Emerald Three Stone Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Gender-Neutral Engagement Ring
- Perryn Diamond Baguette Ring (Catbird) — Best Simple Ring
- Geometric Baguette Halo Diamond Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Art Deco Ring
- Adele Diamond Engagement Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Vintage Inspired Ring
- Floating Baguette Ring (Audrey Rose Jewelry) — Best Delicate Ring
- Moissanite Amalfi Diamond Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Channel Set Ring
- Baguette-Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Ring (Local Eclectic) — Best Baguette Side Stones
- Delicate Gemma Diamond Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Eternity Band
- Moonbeam Baguette Contoured Diamond Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Contour Band
- Art Deco Diamond Tiara Ring (Audrey Rose Jewelry) — Best Unconventional Wedding Band
- Apollo Black Diamond Wedding Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Men’s Wedding Band
- Baguette Cluster Diamond Ring (Brilliant Earth) — Best Cluster Band
- Mini Baguette-Cut Diamond Fashion Ring (Blue Nile) — Best Stacking Ring
- Baguette and Round Diamond Crossover Ring (Angara) — Best Crossover Ring
What Are Baguette Diamonds?
Baguette diamonds date as far back as the 16th century, but we tend to associate them with the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles of the early 20th century. They’re rectangular or tapered step cut diamonds with square corners. Baguette diamonds can be almost square, but they’re usually long and thin. They’re often used as side stones, in “ballerina rings” or Art Deco style halos, or in an eternity band. Occasionally baguettes are cut into “brilliant baguettes,” which tend to be mixed cuts with step cuts on the crown and brilliant cuts on the stone’s pavilion.
Pros and Cons of the Baguette Cut
- Baguettes are more affordable than other cuts
- They are a very unique cut to use for a center stone
- They make excellent side stones and pavé or channel set eternity bands
- Baguette is a great cut for moissanite because it hides some of the artificial brilliance
- Baguettes are more brittle and prone to chipping than other diamonds cuts due to their long, thin shape and sharp, square corners.
- They’re not as brilliant as other diamond cuts.
- Because of their large surface area and linear cuts, baguette diamonds don’t do a great job of hiding flaws and inclusions.
What is the difference between emerald and baguette diamonds?
There are a few similarities and a few differences between baguette and emerald-cut diamonds:
- Both baguette and emerald diamonds are step-cut diamonds, along with the Asscher cut. They feature facets cut in straight lines parallel to one another.
- Both baguette and emerald diamonds are rectangular (though baguettes can be nearly square, tapered, or very narrow and long.)
- Baguette diamonds have square corners, while emerald diamonds have corners cut on a diagonal.
- Baguette diamonds have only 14 to 24 facets, whereas emerald-cut diamonds have around 58 facets.
Tips for Using Baguette Diamonds as Side Stones
- Baguette diamonds are not as brilliant as other cuts, so you may need to adjust your color grade accordingly. A round brilliant center stone, for example, will appear to be a much brighter white when placed next to a baguette, even if they’re the same color grade.
- The size and dimensions of a baguette are more critical than carat weight. Make sure you find stones with the same dimensions so that they match.
- When using tapered baguettes, it’s essential to make sure that not just the length and width but also the grade of taper matches.
My Selections for Best Baguette Diamond Ring
Below are what I consider to be some of the best baguette diamond rings. They’re all unique and will suit all different styles because I believe that jewelry should reflect your personality. All of these rings are well made with quality materials (meaning none of the metal will turn your finger green or start to flake!) I awarded bonus points for anything customizable, and I’m always on the hunt for quality jewelry that is still affordable. However, I understand that sometimes paying a little extra for the ring of your dreams is ok, as long as it’s worth the price.
Baguette side stones and an emerald-cut center stone are the peanut butter and chocolate of three stone engagement rings. It’s tough to find a better match. Brilliant Earth has options for various center stone shapes, but I really like the proportions of an emerald-cut center stone for settings like this. The vertical baguettes make this ring simultaneously geometric and graceful. Buy here from Brilliant Earth for around $1,490 (setting only.)
- A classic ring that will never go out of style
- Options to customize the stone shape, carat size, and metal
- The price is for the setting only, so the cost can add up quickly.
This type of baguette halo referred to as a “ballerina ring,” is one of my all-time favorite styles of settings. It gives me serious Gatsby vibes. The baguette diamonds radiating out from the center stone form a sparkly starburst on your finger. I love that this particular ring is a modern take on a vintage-inspired design. Buy here from Brilliant Earth for around $2,950 (setting only.)
- A ballerina halo adds a lot of sparkle and makes a ring look larger
- Options to fully customize center stone and metal color
- Ballerina rings can be hard to pair with a wedding band
- Price is for the setting only
I think that this is the perfect gender-neutral engagement ring. While the exact ring pictured isn’t available, Brilliant Earth will walk you through the steps of creating a custom ring based on this design. I think the center emerald is so powerful looking, especially next to the diamond baguettes, but you could swap it out with any stone of your choice! I love the idea of a birthstone engagement ring, for example. This custom design from Brilliant Earth starts at $2,000. Click here for guidance.
- The gender-neutral design will look great on anyone
- It can be customized exactly how you want it
- The exact ring pictured is not available.
Perryn Diamond Baguette Ring
I love that baguette diamonds take center stage in this simple ring. The East/West set tapered baguettes sit end-to-end for a look that feels modern yet grounded in nature. I love that this diamond ring makes you look twice. It would make such a cool, contemporary engagement ring or a chic addition to a ring stack. Buy here from Catbird for around $3,025.
- Puts baguette diamonds front and center
- Manages to be unique without being overly flashy
- Chic and modern style
- It only comes in 14K yellow gold.
- Pricy for a minimal ring
Baguette diamonds are the ultimate choice for an Art Deco ring. I love the geometric shapes that can be made by combining baguettes set at different angles. This ring has a tapered baguette accent on either shoulder as well. This exact ring is no longer available, but Brilliant Earth will work with you to create a custom ring based on this design. Custom rings from Brilliant Earth start at $2,000. Click here for guidance.
- Beautiful vintage style deco ring
- Universally flattering style
- It can be customized exactly how you’d like it
- This exact ring is unavailable.
- The cost of custom designs can add up quite quickly.
The milgrain bezel settings of these baguette diamond side stones give this ring its vintage feel. I think this set is the perfect way to make a vintage-style ring work with pretty much any center stone of your choosing. It’s not overly complex but has just the right of detail to make your ring feel special. Buy here from Brilliant Earth for around $2,590 (setting only.)
- Fully customizable with your choice of metal and center stone
- Modern meets vintage style
- It will pair well with a variety of wedding bands
- The price is for the setting only.
Floating Baguette Ring
This ring is offering some much-needed role reversal! I love that the dainty baguette diamond takes center stage and is supported by a cast of sparkly round diamonds. I like the graceful way that the baguette diamond is suspended from the V of pavé diamonds. It makes this ring so whimsical and romantic. I think it would make a lovely unconventional engagement ring, but it’s also impossibly sweet on its own for everyday wear. Buy here from Audrey Rose Jewelry for around $935.
- Less than $1,000
- Puts a baguette diamond front and center
- No customization options
The vertical channel set baguette diamonds are what make this moissanite engagement ring really stand out for me. I love the way the diamonds are cut to create the gently tapered band. The band is surprisingly not bulky, though I tend to prefer a thinner band. I love how icy this ring looks with a white gold or platinum setting. Buy here from Brilliant Earth for around $3,740+ (depending on the center stone.)
- Customizable with choice of center stone and metal
- Vertically aligned channel set diamonds make for a unique band
- More expensive than other rings on this list
- Band might be on the thick side for some people’s taste
Baguette Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Ring
I love the use of baguette-cut side stones on this deco-style ring, which gets bonus points from me for featuring a baguette-cut aquamarine center stone! I think the gradient of diamonds flanking the center stone on this ring is the perfect use of the baguette cut. It’s structural and bold with a vintage glam. Honestly, I think this ring is just really cool! Buy here from Local Eclectic for $3,080.
- Cool vintage meets modern style
- Great use of baguette side stones
- Over $3,000
- No customization options
- Difficult to pair with a wedding band if used as an engagement ring
I love how slender this delicate half eternity band is. I love a good ring stack, and this would be perfect alongside other rings. It’s also a lovely option for a wedding band or anniversary band. It won’t add bulk and it’s special, but won’t steal the show from your other rings. Of course, I think this band would look equally graceful on its own. You really can’t go wrong with this one! Buy here from Brilliant Earth for around $1,290.
- Four metal options and two different carat weight options, though I prefer the look of the smaller diamonds on this one
- Will look good alongside pretty much any other style of ring
- The band might be too slender for some people
This contour band is a great way to add a little extra flair to your wedding jewelry. I like that it can be paired with a half halo engagement ring to achieve the look of a ballerina ring, or it can be worn beneath an engagement ring for a little burst of sparkle. I also really love wearing rings like this on their own. The U shape of a contour band makes for a cool and modern statement ring. Buy here from Brilliant Earth for around $2,390.
- Works with a lot of different engagement ring styles
- Four metal options
- More expensive than simpler wedding bands
Art Deco Diamond Tiara Ring
I love the way various sizes of baguette diamonds are arranged in a gradient to form this tiara-shaped ring. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to wear a miniature mountain of diamonds on their finger? Any ring made exclusively with baguette diamonds is already going to be pretty unique, and the way these are set just adds to that individuality. This would make a great unconventional wedding band, but of course it would also be an awesome focal point as part of a ring stack. Buy here from Audrey Rose Jewelry for around $3,520.
- Very unique, especially when used as a wedding band
- Can be worn a variety of different ways
- Somewhat more expensive than many of the rings on this list
- No option to customize stones or metal
I love this contemporary wedding band. The slim diamond baguette is striking against the brushed metal of the band. I think this setting is such a great way to use the unique geometrical shape of a baguette diamond. Brilliant Earth gives you a few different options to choose from for the gemstone, but I think the black diamond is particularly chic and contemporary looking. Buy here from Brilliant Earth for around $1,650.
- Contemporary, simple style
- A striking twist on a classic wedding band
- Four metal options and three stone options
- Might be too simple for some people’s tastes
- No finish options other than brushed metal
This band features a scattered array of baguette diamonds, all set at different angles. I love that the way the diamonds are set give this ring a natural, crystalline feel. The angles of the diamonds add both sparkle and texture, and while this band might be a little too unique for some people, I think it’s really cool. Buy here from Brilliant Earth for $2,290.
- Very unique
- Choice of four metal options
- May be too unconventional for some people
Barely their rings are very on-trend for ring stacks. I think this thread-thin baguette solitaire is sleek with just the right amount of sparkle, but he forewarned that ultra-thin delicate rings aren’t very durable. Definitely treat a ring like this with care. Buy here from Blue Nile for around $425.
- Very affordable
- Would look great in a ring stack
- Three different metal options
- Not very durable
- May be too thin for some people
- Due to the delicate nature of the ring, repairs and resizing are not available
I love the graceful way this crossover ring wraps around your finger. It’s so elegant! I usually prefer a taller, more dramatic X shape for a ring like this, but I think this slender design makes this ring a contender for an unconventional engagement ring or even a wedding band. Of course, it looks lovely on its own or could even be worn as part of a ring stack. Buy here from Angara for around $1,313.
- Options to customize diamond quality and metal
- Unique, stylish ring
- May be difficult to pair with an engagement/wedding ring if used for engagement/wedding jewelry
Answer: Baguette diamonds are more fragile than other diamond cuts due to their long, slender shape and square corners which are prone to chipping.
Answer: Baguette cut diamonds are cheaper than many other cuts of diamond. They require fewer cuts, and step cut diamonds conserve carat weight, which means there is less wasted material in the cutting process.
Answer: The round brilliant cut has the most sparkle. It’s also the most popular cut of diamond for engagement rings.
While I love designs that give the baguette diamond a chance to shine solo (or in a group of her peers) and there are several on this list, I really like the juxtaposition of baguette cut diamonds set alongside other cuts. There are some designs, such as the Arabesque Ring from Brilliant Earth, where the sum really is greater than its parts. The baguette diamonds and round diamonds play off each other in such a way that they’ll add vintage glamor to any center stone. They probably won’t completely steal the show, but they’ll come pretty close.