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Vrai & Oro Baguette Ring

In the Making: The Baguette Ring

Posted by Vrai Oro on

Our baguette ring is subtle, stackable, and unique in shape. A part of our essentials collection, it’s a made to order ring featuring a 0.06 ct, baguette cut diamond in a channel setting.

It’s slightly thicker (1.7mm) band makes it stand out against others like the classic skinny stacker or twist ring. We’ve also seen it purchased as an engagement ring, friendship ring, and so on. Versatile by nature, there is a specialness that resonates with the wearer.

Vrai & Oro Baguette Ring Production

The made-to-order aspect of the baguette ring is something that comes into question a lot, with a turn around time of three to four weeks. You guys also ask why we don’t keep inventory of them in our studio often. For one, our rings come in a multitude of sizes and colors, which would leave a lot of untouched stock in the office. During the holidays, we’ll keep our most popular sizes in stock for efficiency, but year-round, rings are made when orders are placed. To clear up what’s happening while you’re rechecking if we’ve shipped your order yet, we’ve laid out the whole process of getting the Baguette Ring from online to your finger.

  1. The order is placed with us and gets forwarded onto our manufacturer.
  2. A CAD drawing (computer-aided design) is made according to specific size. Now, our manufacturer has a library of CADs for the baguette ring in every size, so they will file through for the appropriate size.
  3. The CAD is printed in wax. A 3-D printer 'builds' up the ring, layer by layer, until a wax mold is created (these look just like a colored wax version of the ring — a delicate step).
  4. This wax mold is cast into appropriate gold color.
  5. Next, the casted ring goes to a stone setter to have the diamond set. At this stage, the ring is lackluster in appearance.
  6. Lastly, the set ring goes to a polisher, where edges are smoothed out, scuffs are buffed out, and the ring has a high polish to it in the end.

The design inspiration for the Baguette Ring came as an extension to the Baguette collection—the necklace had been designed and Vanessa, our Founder and Creative Director, wanted to add something else in this shape to Essentials. “I envisioned a modern version of the classic Solitaire Diamond Necklace,” Vanessa says. “I loved the combination of simplicity and uniqueness that the baguette cut offered—I wanted to create an entire baguette collection. The ring was really designed around the diamond more than anything.” After the diamond shape was decided on, the idea was to keep the ring as pared back as possible so the focus fell on the stone. To maintain structural integrity (keep the ring strong so it lasts), we opted for a thicker band and channel setting.

Vrai & Oro Baguette Diamonds

The Baguette Ring remains a favorite in and outside of our office. You can find your baguette ring here, but remember—it’ll take a few weeks before it gets to you, and now you know why.


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