Art Deco Rings & Baguette Cut Diamonds: A Match Made In Heaven

Author David Millette
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Date Apr 19, 2015

All across America, women are falling in love with the vintage luxury of Art Deco rings. Whether they are looking for a conversation piece for an upcoming cocktail party or an engagement ring that will stand out from the crowd, there are Art Deco designs for every need.

Every piece in our estate jewelry collection has a story of its own. We believe that these stories become part of the pieces themselves, and knowing this history can develop a deeper connection between you and your jewelry. Read more to learn about the history of Art Deco rings and what it is that defines this sought-after style.

What should you know about Art Deco?

The Art Deco Period started in the early 1920's when America's booming industrialization inspired creatives in all areas such as architects, artists, and jewelers. These symmetrically balanced geometric designs were a way of embracing the advances in machinery that were fueling our economies growth.

Just like the machines, women of the time were becoming more advanced and powerful. Fueled by the rebellious nature that Prohibition brought on, these women fought to be viewed as equal to men. They knew that the only way to do this was to re-invent their image and stop wearing the light and airy designs they had been accustomed to. They embraced the masculinity in the machine inspired jewelry and the attention that its busy designs attracted.

Industrialization not only inspired the design of the jewelry, but also gave Americans the opportunity to afford more gemstones, fancy cuts, and platinum to make the rings last. Unfortunately, the luxurious nature of Art Deco jewelry lead to its eventual demise when World War II forced us to live simpler lives and the jewelry was viewed as unnecessarily lavish.

Why does Art Deco jewelry often feature baguette cut diamonds?

When designing Art Deco jewelry, no stone was more popular than the baguette cut diamond. In fact, the rectangular shape of this fancy cut stone helped to develop the symmetrical geometric style that is synonymous with the Art Deco movement. With the resurgence in Art Deco pieces, baguette diamonds have become very popularity in the past few years.

The baguette cut is complex and requires a high level of craftsmanship to achieve. When done correctly, you will see a stair pattern moving from the outside to the center of the stone. This pattern acts like a mirror and reflects any imperfections in the diamond. To prevent this from happening, only the highest quality stones are used to create baguette cut diamonds.

They might not have the sparkle of a round brilliant cut, but baguette cut diamonds are considered to have the highest luster and clarity of any diamond cut. Whether you want it as the center of your piece or as an accent stone, baguette diamonds are sure to make a beautiful addition to your ring.

Check out some of our favorite Art Deco rings featuring baguette cut diamonds:

14K Yellow Gold Diamond Cluster Ring

art deco ring

Our Price: $750 (SOLD!)

Description: This diamond cluster ring is made out of 14 karat yellow gold. It is prong set with 13 full cut and 6 baguette cut diamonds that have a combined total weight of .50 carat, average color grade of H/I and clarity grade of SI. The ring is a size 6.

14K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring Insert

Art Deco Ring

Our Price: $1,025 (SOLD!)

Description: This diamond ring insert is meant to be worn in combination with an engagement ring. It is made out of 14 karat yellow gold and is set with 12 baguette cut and eight full cut diamonds. These diamonds have a total weight of .60 carats, average color grade of I/J, and SI clarity. The ring is a size 7 1/4.

14K Yellow Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Art Deco Ring

Our Price: $1,775 (SOLD!)

Description: This ring is made out of 14 karat yellow gold and is set with a .95 carat marquise shape sapphire in the center. The sapphire is framed by 10 baguette diamonds which have an approximate total carat weight or .95, average color grade of I-J, and VS clarity. The ring is a size 6.

Platinum Diamond Cluster Ring

Art Deco Ring

Our Price: $12,450 (SOLD!)

Description: This platinum diamond cluster ring is prong set with a round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 1.20 carats., have a color grade of I-J, and a clarity grade of VS. These are framed by 32 baguette cut and 8 full cut diamonds weighting approximately 1.20 carats, have a color grade I, and clarity grade SI-I1. The ring is size 4 1/4.

14K Yellow Gold Pearl and Diamond Ring

Art Deco Ring

Our Price: $625 (SOLD!)

Description: This pearl and diamond ring is made out of 14 karat yellow gold. The ring is set with a pearl measuring 7.00-7.50mm, 10 full cut and 12 baguette cut diamonds with an approximate total carat weight of .35, color grade of I-J, and clarity grade SI. The ring is a size 6 1/2.

18K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Art Deco Ring

Our Price: $2,395 (SOLD!)

Description: This sapphire and diamond ring is made out of 18 karat white gold. It is prong set with a pear shaped sapphire weighing approx. 1.00cts., framed by 2 rows of 66 baguette cut diamonds that have an approximate total weight of 1.75 carats, color grade H, and clarity grade SI. The ring is size 8 1/4.

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