Diamonds: New Products
Slice of Baquette
Complementing larger stones or on their own
Named for the French baguette, a long thin loaf of bread,
this cut forms a diamond's table into a long narrow rectangle
bordered by four facets step-cut in the shape of an isosceles
Baguettes benefit from the continuing popularity of geometric
shapes such as the trillion, kite, square, emerald and princess.
With the demand for smaller diamonds rising, saturating a piece
of jewelry with baguettes creates a style similar to the popular
Designers are having fun with this cut setting it into
basket-weave patterns and swirling channel settings to create
by Lorraine M. Suermann
|Rings come in white gold, yellow
gold and platinum set with baguette diamonds. Suggested retail
(from left), $26,550, $13,990, $15,640, $43,150, $16,150 and
$51,180. KWM Exclusives for Krieger Fine Jewellery, New York
City; (212) 398-8662, fax (212) 398-8665.
|Top ring features 1.90 carats of
channel-set baguette diamonds and round diamonds in a bypass
and overpass ring. The other ring has 2.50 carats of baguette
diamonds woven in a channel-bar setting. D'ckar Business Corp.,
New York City; (212) 819-1177, fax (212) 819-1717.
||9.98-ct. Burma sapphire rests on
a platinum mounting that forms a grate pattern set with baguette
diamonds. DJS Marketing Group Inc. for Giuseppe Picchiotti, Miami,
FL; (305) 860-9500, fax (305) 860-9454.
|Expressway 18k gold ring features
0.6-0.7 carat of baguette diamonds. It can be made to accommodate
any size stone. Suggested retail, $2,995 for the semimount. John
Atencio, Denver, CO; (303) 830-7733, fax (303) 830-0891.
||Ring features a 5.10-ct. fancy yellow
diamond set in 18k yellow gold. The 18k white gold and platinum
shank has 1.04 carats of round diamonds and 3.95 carats of baguette
diamonds. Suggested retail, $90,000. Ellagem, New York City;
(212) 398-0101, fax (212) 302-0753.
|14k gold ring is set with 2.50 carats
of baguette and round brilliant diamonds. Also available in 18k
or platinum. Eugene Biro Corp., New York City; (212) 997-0146,
fax (212) 764-4506.
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