According to the Wall Street Journal Style section, the baguette cut diamond is back! Inspiring both individual designers and major jewelry houses, this structural stone can suit both opulent and minimal pieces, as either the star of the show, or as shining supportive player.
As fans of the Art Deco movement (the article briefly mentions the baguette’s popularity in the 1920s), we’re pleased to hear that this stone is once again having a moment. What’s old is new again!
Art Deco designers (c.1920s-1930s) made streamlined and geometric, architectural pieces. They were looking to break from the recent Art Nouveau and Belle Époque periods’ frilly and ornate style. With bold magnificence and strong shape, the baguette cut diamond was an asset to this new Deco design ethos, and we find it continued to inspire pieces across the latter half of the 20th century.
Among our visitors, baguettes have a lingering popularity for lovers of the antique and retro. Running parallel, baguette-set wedding bands provide a lovely compliment to engagement rings adorned with baguette accents. They also provide a pleasing variation to round diamond eternity bands, if you are looking to enhance a stack of bands.