The pave setting is one of the most highly sought after types of ring. Pave is pronounced ‘pa-vay’ and it originates from the French word, which has the meaning ‘to pave’. As the name suggests, this type of ring is paved with diamonds. It gives the appearance of a coating of diamonds, as the small prongs or little metal grains that hold the stones in place are virtually impossible to distinguish with the naked eye. This is perfect for those who are seeking a ring that turns heads.
The small diamonds clustered together creates a stunning sparkle that cannot be ignored. This is why those who like bold and glamorous designs often choose this type of ring. It is also suited to anyone that has selected a center stone that is low set or does not have a lot of sparkle, as the smaller diamonds will make up for this.
So, how is this type of setting created? Firstly, the specialist will ensure holes are drilled into the ring. They will then put a diamond into each hole with great care. After this, they form small beads or tiny prongs around the stones, ensuring they are secured into place.
For a ring to be classed as a pave setting, the diamonds must be more than 0.1 carat. They tend to be between 0.1 and 0.2 carat. Anything lower than this is known as a micro pave setting.
There are a few things that need to be taken into considered when choosing this type of ring. Firstly, no matter the quality of the setting, a stone could fall out over time, especially if you’ve had a few knocks. Moreover, ring size can be somewhat difficult if the ring is paved entirely. This is why you need a reputable jeweler, such as The Jewelry Store NYC, who can ensure the size of the ring is perfect and that any lost diamonds are replaced.