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December 1999

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 trapezoid.

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 pavé.

Designers are having fun with this cut – setting it into basket-weave patterns and swirling channel settings to create eye-catching jewelry.

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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