Pave Engagement Rings
Imagine a French street, paved in cobblestones – this is the origins of pave engagement rings (pronounced “pah-vay”). The small diamonds literally ‘pave’ the band leading the way to the main center stone.
Using smaller diamonds in this way increases the sparkle of the ring – the use of round diamonds is common in this setting, as these are the best shape for catching the light. More light means more sparkle!
When picking a pave ring, it’s worth bearing in mind that if resizing is a possibility (now or in the future), you should pick something that has some plain metal on the band, rather than pave detailing all around. This plain metal is where the size can be altered.
Whilst pave engagement rings all feature those decorative smaller diamonds, how a designer chooses to use that on the shank on the ring can vary. Pave diamonds can lend a different feel to a ring, depending on the placement. The more ornate pave rings will lend a vintage feel to a ring, whilst a simpler shank gives the impression of a more contemporary design.
The options are extensive. But whichever style you choose, if you’re searching for a ring that will wow, the pave engagement ring is a great choice.