The elongated rectangular "baguette-cut" diamond became popular with the rise of Art Deco in the 1920's. The streamlined edges lent a modern look to jewelry from that era. Don't think you're getting diamonds here, though. For twenty-five bucks, you get baguette-cut RHINESTONES. They're foil-backed crystal, and were made in the 1950's, most likely. Each jewel measures 1/4" long and 1/8" wide, which makes these mini studs perfect for everyday wear. The settings are unpolished matte brass, which are a nice, unpretentious counterpoint to the blingy stones. Posts are surgical steel, and earring backs are gold-plated brass.