The Pave Engagement Ring
By Ashley Bailey , Friday, January 05, 2007
Pave Engagement rings (pronounced /diamonds_info. pah-vay) are named after pavement of all things. The reason is, pave diamonds are set so close together they appear to look like 'shiny' and 'sparkly' cobblestone pavement. One of the great things about selecting a pave diamond engagement setting is they typically maximize a ring's beauty, but not the cost - pave diamonds are so tiny they’re quite economical, but like larger diamonds the cut of pave varies, so be certain you’re getting high quality for maximum sparkle. These settings are constructed by drilling small holes into the ring shank and inserting the pave diamonds.
There are a couple of different types of pave engagement ring settings:
The first is a single band with a row of pave diamonds. It doesn't matter if the band is thin or wide as one will be suited best for small pave diamonds and the other will be suited for larger sizes of pave. For example, see the 'Legato' Engagement Ring with Micro Pave.
The second type of pave engagement ring setting is a wide band with several rows of pave diamonds. The stones are set at different angles from one another creating an intensly sparkling piece in virtually any lighting condition. An example of this type of setting is the 'Rhapsody' Pave Engagement Ring.
Some more examples of Whiteflash.com's selection of Pave Engagement Rings and Diamond Engagement Settings:
For centuries diamonds have remained the symbol of true love. In the long run, it does not matter what type of diamond engagement ring you choose. The key is to choose an engagement ring that will help you to express your commitment in your own special way.
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