Micro Set

If you know what a pave setting is, then you will know what a micro setting is. A micro set ring is basically a smaller version of the pave setting. Read on for further details.


Both micro pave settings and pave settings refer to a ring whereby diamonds are set so closely together that it appears as if there is a coating of diamonds. This means that the tiny prongs or the little metal beads are not visible to the naked eye. This creates a beautiful sparkle, making it the perfect choice for those seeking something with a little bit more bling.
A lot of people also choose this type of ring when they have chosen a center diamond that is not as sparkly as they would like, or if the center stone is set low. This is because the sparkle from the smaller diamonds makes up for this.


So, let’s take a look at what makes a micro pave setting different from a pave setting. Basically, it all comes down to the size of the diamonds. With a pave setting, the diamonds are typically between 0.1 and 0.2 carats. Anything smaller than this is known as a micro pave setting.

Selecting between the two comes down to a few things. Firstly, the section of the ring you want to be paved may mean that only really small diamonds can be used. Thus, you may not have an option. There then comes the appearance of the ring and your personal taste.

One small thing you do need to be mindful of is that there is always the chance that a stone could come loose, no matter the quality of the ring or where you have had the ring made. This is especially the case if you are not careful when wearing it. However, you can easily have the stone replaced, all you need to do is come back to The Jewellery Store NYC and we will sort it for you.