Pave Engagement Rings
By Judi Kipner Wolf , Friday, February 22, 2013
|Legato Pave Engagement Ring
Pave (pronounced pah-vay) is a type of setting that features many small diamonds placed very close together on the surface of a piece of jewelry. The word comes from the French term meaning pavement (as in a street) and results in an exquisite gleaming ring that looks like it was literally paved in diamonds. Pave engagement rings are more popular with brides today than ever before.
Pave settings are my personal favorite and are an increasingly popular choice for dramatic and beautiful wedding rings, right hand rings and other diamond fashion jewelry. From a value standpoint pave set diamonds greatly increase the beauty of the piece of jewelry, but not necessarily the price. The cost of many small diamonds is much lower than if the total carat weight was in a single stone. To achieve the full breathtaking effect that pave settings will produce, each little diamond is intricately placed into tiny prongs or beads. Very little metal will show and the diamonds look encrusted over the entire glittering surface.
For an even more dramatic and refined look, many opt for Micro Pave Engagement rings. This involves a high level of skill in setting the tiniest possible diamonds ranging from 0.005 carts to 0.01 carats very close together in the mounting. To execute micro pave a jeweler must work under a microscope! Imagine the patience and expertise needed for this painstaking task.
|Vatché Pave Engagement Ring
||Verragio Pave Engagement Ring
||Ritani Pave Engagement Ring
Pave is a setting technique applied across a broad range of styles. Pave Engagement Rings are made in every possible design for every possible lifestyle and taste. They range from the very subtle to the most flashy and flamboyant. Some designer rings
are adorned with wide areas of pave for maximum “bling” while others are understated for a subtle and sophisticated look. Many of the intricate and delicate designs found in Verragio Engagement Rings
feature pave settings that are likes works of art.
The focal point of all diamond engagement rings
is of course, the center diamond. No matter what the size or shape, the center diamond is in full glory when sitting in a lovely sparkling pave nest. Pave engagement rings can be found with round, princess, asscher, pear and many other shaped center diamonds. But these beautiful rings are most exquisite when set with Whiteflash CUT ABOVE
® Super Ideal diamonds. A CUT ABOVE® round and princess cut diamonds are hailed throughout the industry as the finest cut diamonds in the world. For a wide selection of pave diamond rings and jewelry, follow the sparkling pave trail to the Houston area Whiteflash Showroom
in beautiful Sugar Land, Texas. And you may of course view our extensive collection of pave jewelry in our online catalogue with beautiful pictures of these sparkling little treasures!
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