As far as bridal jewelry goes, your engagement ring is undoubtedly the focal point. And while it’s the one special bauble that signifies your relationship as a bride-to-be, a wedding band is equally special after you've said "I do." If you’re all about a blingy ring look, a baguette wedding band is a stunning choice.
What Is a Baguette Band?
A baguette band is a style that features at least one baguette diamond or gemstone, which can be long and rectangular-shaped or tapered.
"It was created in the 1920s and named for its elongated rectangular shape after a French baguette," says Madeline Fraser, the founder and CEO of the Gemist. "It’s timeless in its classic beauty, a cut that will never go out of style."
In addition to Fraser, we also spoke with industry expert Katie Zimmerman, the chief of merchandising at Blue Nile, to gain insight on all the details of baguette bands.
Keep scrolling to learn about the pros and cons of baguette diamond wedding bands and what to look for when shopping for one.
Pros and Cons of Baguette Wedding Bands
Whether you're flaunting a shimmering solitaire diamond, cluster of gemstones, or three-stone engagement ring, baguette wedding bands come in a variety of styles and shapes—from eternity bands with a single row of baguette stones to bands with alternating stone shapes that include baguettes and modern band styles with tapered or fanned baguettes. So, no matter your style—modern, vintage, or fashion-forward—baguette bands' versatility offers a forever-worthy look for every bride.
While baguette wedding bands are undoubtedly showstopping, they can also be a whole lot of look. The intensity of this statement piece may prove to be too overwhelming for some brides' everyday style. Especially when paired with an engagement ring, the two rings can exude tons of eye-catching sparkle (which may not be a bad thing!) but may also feel as if they contrast with your more casual looks or daily lifestyle. But, you can easily wear just your band or your engagement on days when you want to tone things down or as your mood changes. Can’t go wrong with options!
What to Look for in a Baguette Wedding Band
- What settings pair best with a baguette wedding band? "To really show off the shape and look of the stone, the best setting is solitaire or solitaire pavé," Fraser says.
- Will more unique cut stones still pair well with a baguette band? There are baguette bands specifically cut to sit alongside angular stones like a square, emerald, radiant, Asscher, or hexagon cut. So, no matter the engagement ring you say "yes!" to, there will likely be a baguette band that will complement beautifully.
- How can I tell if the ring is high quality? Cut and clarity matter the most in a baguette diamond band. "Baguette stones require fewer cuts than other cuts of diamonds. There are only 14 facets in a baguette-cut stone, which means that precision is important. If the stone is not cut perfectly, flaws will be seen much easier than in other cuts of diamonds," says Fraser.
- What carats pair best with baguette diamond bands? "When it comes to carats, baguette diamonds look great in a smaller weight," Fraser notes. These diamonds are more noticeable in under one carat.
- How can I make my baguette stack more unique? If you’re going to stack your rings, wedding “suites” as they're commonly referred to are a great way to make your stack feel unique, whether you need an arched baguette design to complement a round-, oval-, or pear-shaped engagement ring or a V-shaped band to properly situate next to a marquise- or shield-cut stone.
- Are there ways to maximize sparkle with my baguette band? You can get an enhancer ring with two rows of baguettes that sit on the top and bottom of your engagement ring for a super-blingy look.
How to Care for a Baguette Ring
Be sure to clean your baguette stones regularly. "While diamonds last forever, regular cleaning and proper care are crucial to keep them brilliant and shiny. Everyday tasks can also cause diamonds to lose their sparkle, from skin oils to makeup and skincare products to dirt and other environmental dust," says Zimmerman.
It's important to clean underneath the ring's shaft so that dirt and other debris don't build up in the ring. If you're unsure of how to clean the ring, you can take it to your jeweler, who will delicately handle the band. "Ultrasonic machines are a good way to give your diamond a good cleaning on occasion, but really, the best way to clean your ring is with a mild soap and water mixture," suggests Zimmerman.
Be sure to store your band in a safe place, like a jewelry box or fabric-lined ring box, while partaking in hand-heavy activities, especially when they involve any products that may harm your ring over time.
From classic eternity bands to glitzy modern takes, scroll through our edit of 28 extraordinary baguette wedding bands for every style and budget.
Shane Co. Baguette Diamond Wedding Band
Set with a slim band, this ring has three baguette diamonds that sparkle from every angle. The 14k white gold pairs nicely with the diamonds to complete the ring.
Charles Colvard Forever One Step-Cut Baguette Moissanite Band
Baguette moissanite stones line this stunning yellow gold band. The baguette stones are separated with round moissanite accents, set with prongs to hold each stone separately in place.
Era Jewelry Seventh Brick Brigade Ring
If you want a more unique stone, opt for a white sapphire. The stones look just like their diamond counterparts but add a special touch to the band.
The Clear Cut Baby Baguette Ring
The delicate band makes a strong statement with its contoured design. The slight separation at the front of the ring highlight the two baguette diamonds.
1stDibs Diamond Tapered Baguettes Gold Half Band Ring
The best feature of this ring is the design of the baguette diamonds. Each of the nine stones is placed on the ring at different heights to add versatility. None of the diamonds are the same weight making each stone unique.
J. Luu Baguette and Round Diamond Zig Zag Ring Yellow Gold
Each peak on this ring is set with a small round diamond. A baguette diamond rests on the sides of the clean lines of the band.
Anna Sheffield Veda Baguette Band With Champagne Diamond
A thick band makes all the difference in a ring. It sets a bold and unique aesthetic while remaining simple and elegant. This band features a baguette diamond at the center for a minimalistic touch.
Allurez 0.67ct 14k Rose Gold Diamond Baguette Lady's Band
Decorated with baguette diamonds throughout the entire band, there is no lack of shine. Set at various heights, each baguette is intricately placed on the rose gold band, which adds exciting details from every angle.
Doyle & Doyle Vintage Diamond Wedding Band Ring
Flanked with two tapered baguette diamonds, this platinum band is for those who want a simple bridal ring that remains eye-catching.
Bario Neal Demi-Baguette Diamond Band
This handcrafted ring features baguette diamonds in a bar end-setting. Each of the six diamonds is placed horizontally on the band and gives the ring just the right amount of shine.
Brilliant Earth 14k Rose Gold Gemma Diamond Ring
With a scallop pavé setting, this baguette ring lines the front of the band. The rose gold looks polished paired with the baguette diamonds and leaves a sparkling and gleaming finish.
Mociun Curve Baguette Band
Instead of a traditional band, opt for a curve shape. The new form is modern and edgy. Five baguette diamonds are set at the curve of the ring for a feminine touch.
Jade Trau Astor Band With Tapered Baguettes
This open-band silhouette features two tapered baguette diamonds with six clusters of diamonds at the sides. The best part? The band is easy to wear and won't get caught on objects throughout your day.
Nora Kogan Paloma Ring
The Paloma ring is inspired by a traditional diamond ring. Instead of holding to a typical shape, the baguette diamond sits at the front of the ring in an asymmetric setting.
Retro 1940s 1ct. Total Baguette Diamond Half-Way-Around Eternity Band
Inspired by the 1940s, this ring has a vintage design with a modern edge. The baguette diamonds span halfway around the band. Paired with white gold, this ring has incredible shine.
Jennie Kwon Baguette Round Diamond Eternity Band
A thin band is best for layering rings and providing a delicate look and feel. This ring keeps its weight light without sacrificing style. Baguette and round diamonds alternate around the band to add extra details.
Blue Nile Double Row Marquise- and Baguette-Cut Diamond Ring
Top a traditional baguette diamond band with a string of classic diamonds. Not only do you get the craftsmanship of the unique baguette diamonds, but the contrasting diamond shapes create a stunning balance.
Ada Diamonds Emerald Eternity Band
Emerald-cut baguette diamonds are genuinely modern and stunning. This ring features an eternity band with diamonds throughout. There is no lack of shine in this ring—it sparkles from every side.
Tacori RoyalT Ring
Horizontally set baguette diamonds adorn the entirety of this platinum band. Bold yet classically beautiful, a piece like this not only pairs well with a wide array of engagement rings but is strikingly stunning on its own.
Kavant & Sharart Origami Ziggy Diamond Ring
Inspired by the Japanese tradition of folding paper known as origami, the strong elements of this baguette diamond ring exude a bold and contemporary essence. Set in 18k rose gold, this piece would pair well with a modern and minimalistic engagement ring.
Lizzie Mandler Alternating Tapered Baguette Eternity Band
An 18k yellow gold band features alternating tapered baguette stones. The ring's bezel setting creates the most striking contrast between the white diamonds and yellow gold.
A.Jaffe Alternating Round and Baguette Band Ring in Platinum
A.Jaffe Alternating Round and Baguette Band Ring in Platinum
This bezel-set diamond band is the perfect mix of classic and modern. Featuring alternating round and baguette diamonds, this stunner can be set in an array of metals, including platinum, white, yellow, or rose gold.
Meet the Expert
- Madeline Fraser is the founder and CEO of Gemist, a jewelry brand and experience that lets you try on its pieces before purchasing.
- Katie Zimmerman is the chief of merchandising at Blue Nile.