Baguette is French for bread stick. Baguette cut diamonds are most frequently used as accent stones. They can be either long and narrow or resemble more of an emerald cut diamond’s proportions. When used as a primary stone in a setting, the proportions are more like the emerald cut, while baguette stones used as accent stones are typically narrow and rectangular. Some are straight, or "straight baguettes," and others are tapered, thus referred to as "tapered baguette" diamonds.