Danhov Pavé Engagement Rings – Perfect for Delicate Hands

If you’ve already started your quest for the perfect engagement ring, you may have heard the term ‘pavé’ used to describe a setting.
Pavé is taken from the French term meaning ‘to pave’, as in a road with bricks or cobble stones set very close together. It’s a technique where many diamonds are set side by side and separated by tiny beads or balls of metal. The final effect is one of a solid twinkling surface of diamonds!
You may have also heard of a ‘micro-pavé’ setting. As the name suggests, this setting adopts the same method, but uses even smaller diamonds. The jeweler is usually working under a microscope to set the stones. It is ideal for very small bands or other fine detailing on a ring.
The nature of the pavé setting means it can be used in very intricate or delicate designs. It does not require large gemstones to give a dazzling effect. It is all about maximizing the sparkle, even in smaller or hard to reach places. This means that a pavé setting is perfect for dainty hands!
Where a larger hand may be better suited to a thicker style, finding the perfect ring for a dainty hand is all about balance. A chunky band or wide channel set of diamonds can look too cumbersome or oversized for some people’s preference. It is here that we see many ladies opting for a pavé setting, to give the desired impact and sparkle, without having to add unnecessary surface area.
When it comes to the delicate beauty of a pavé setting, Danhov are truly the masters of their trade. Their stunning collection of pavé side setting rings offers a variety of shapes and styles that are sure to inspire every dainty handed doll. We have selected our top six DanHov choices of pavé rings for a petite hand.
Danhov LE112 Per Lei Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Danhov LE112 Per Lei Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
This beautiful Per Lei halo ring takes a classic solitaire design and runs sparkling rings around it! The round brilliant center stone is encompassed by a glittering halo of diamonds, set on a slim pavé diamond band. The real showstopper of this ring, is the unique ‘side-view’ crafting. A half crescent of diamonds runs beneath the center stone, offering an exceptional view of the diamond, while allowing maximum light return and sparkle. A striking example of what happens when classic elegance meets innovative design.
Danhov CL138-PR Classico Single Shank Diamond Engagement Ring for Princess
Danhov CL138-PR Classico Single Shank Diamond Engagement Ring for Princess
This ring demonstrates how pavé side stones can perfectly offset the striking angles and beauty of a princess cut diamond. The delicately adorned band effortlessly enhances the brilliance of the center stone without detracting from it. A princess cut diamond can be trickier for a dainty hand, but this Danhov ring proves that when balanced with a delicate band, it can be a thing of beauty perfect for petite fingers.
Danhov AE100 Abbraccio Diamond Engagement Ring
Danhov AE100 Abbraccio Diamond Engagement Ring
This dazzling design is aptly named the ‘Abbraccio’, meaning ‘to hug’ in Italian. The pavé diamonds lace around the center stone, swirling and hugging it with an ethereal fluidity. It is the perfect example of intricate shapes being used to create a ring that remains light and delicate on the hand. The eye is drawn to the center stone that is illuminated by the pavé side stones.
Danhov UE111 Unito Diamond Engagement Ring
Danhov UE111 Unito Diamond Engagement Ring
This ring is perfect for those seeking an impossibly slim and delicate design, but without sacrificing strength and durability. The ‘Unito’ ring, meaning ‘united’, brings together an ultra-thin pavé diamond band overlaying a supportive split shank band. The center stone is held in a double prong setting, accented with melee diamonds either side. Exquisitely graceful but designed to last a lifetime.
Danhov LE116 Per Lei Diamond Engagement Ring
Danhov LE116 Per Lei Diamond Engagement Ring
If you have dainty hands but are looking for a ring that still makes an impact, a pavé split band is the perfect choice. The nature of a split band means it gives width on the finger, while the clever use of space ensures the ring does not look cumbersome or over-crowded on a smaller hand. Again, this ring is from the Per Lei collection, meaning it offers a striking side-view of the diamond with a semi-crescent of pavé diamonds beneath the setting.
Danhov ZE185H Eleganza Diamond Engagement Ring
Danhov ZE185H Eleganza Diamond Engagement Ring
Further demonstrating the limitless potential of a pavé side setting is this gorgeous Eleganza engagement ring. The double bands are braided and weaved with pavé diamonds, giving texture, shape and sparkle to the finish of the ring. It sits beautifully on the finger with the fairy-tale elegance that Danhov does so well.
When choosing a ring for dainty hands, the secret is all about balance. A pavé side setting is the perfect way to work additional sparkle into your design, without it becoming too much or too large. Whether you’re looking for a chic modern finish or an ornately detailed design, slim bands and clever structuring ensure that all your dainty diamond dreams can come true.

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