Cut in the plane of the girdle has a shape of rectangle or trapezium (in accordance with the name – "baguette rectangular", "baguette trapezoid"), type cut – speed. Faceted stone in a classic performance has 33 facets and consists of a platform surrounded by 3 tiers trapezoid crown facets (4 facets in the tier) and the 4 tiers trapezoid pavilion facets (4 facets in the tier). In the old cuts there is a line caletta.

Cut shape "Baguette cut" is one of the earliest forms of cutting, going to the diamond of Charles the Bold ("Table cut"). In the XX century became popular, as well as cut shape emerald with jewelry firm Cartier (Cartier), made in the style of "art Deco", since 1912.