Pave and Micro-Pave Diamond Engagement Rings

Coming from the French word for “paved,” the pave setting includes many accent diamonds closely set together to give the appearance that they are one long continuous diamond. Usually, the diamonds are so closely set that the metal beneath them cannot be distinguished from the diamond; to help with this, most buyers pick white gold for their band in order to create minimal visibility of the metal prongs keeping the diamonds in place. Commonly, the pave setting may also be referred to as the bead setting, and if the paved stones are especially small (smaller than about .01 carats), the micro-pave setting. It has been within the past five years alone that the pave setting has become popular.

Pave set rings have one continuous shine, giving the wearer the illusion that the diamonds are more plentiful and bigger than they actually are. Additionally, the design of the ring is consistent, and therefore, all of the diamonds look as if they belong. This setting also allows for the center stone to be highlighted and exemplified through the sparkle of the side stones. The pave setting is also extremely flexible as it can be paired to create a modern or a vintage style engagement ring.

As with any style of ring, there are also some disadvantages to the pave setting. The pave setting is recommended for diamonds only, as fragile gems are not as protected in this setting. Additionally, the close pave setting makes sizing and resizing of the ring extremely difficult. Also with this setting, there is an increased chance of losing the side stones. When caring for the ring, it is important to remember that soaking a paved set engagement ring increases the likelihood of diamonds coming loose, and therefore, it is advised to take extra care when soaking a paved set engagement ring.


Most Popular Pave Engagement Rings

Three Row Diamond Engagement Rings

Three Row Diamond Engagement Ring

The Three Row Diamond Engagement Ring features three rows of pave set accent diamonds flanking both sides of the center diamond to showcase 60 diamonds. This pave set engagement ring displays an irresistible shine that is sure to wow the crowd.

Pave Edged Engagement Ring

Pave Edged Diamond Ring

Pave Edged Diamond Engagement Ring: In similar fashion, the Pave Edged Diamond Engagement Ring looks nearly identical. However, instead of three rows of paved diamonds, this ring features two rows in a split shank fashion. This sparkly reconnection of the split shank emphasizes the shine of the center diamond.

Cushion Ruby French Cut Pave Ring

Cushion Ruby French Cut Pave Ring

To add a pop of color, the Cushion Ruby French Cut Pave Ring features a large center ruby flanked by a single row of paved accent diamonds. This petite pave engagement ring is simple enough to remain timeless, but bold enough to make a statement with its deep, rich red color.

Cushion Emerald Split Shank Pave Ring

Cushion Emerald Split Shank Pave Ring

The Cushion Emerald Split Shank Pave Ring also offers that pop of color, but this time, in a deep green. By laying the emerald on top of the split shank, this engagement ring features a contemporary style with just enough luster to dazzle.

Micropave Three Row Diamond Wedding Band

Micropave Three Row Diamond Wedding Band

The Micropave Three Row Diamond Wedding Band features three rows of diamonds on a metal band. Switching up the metals can make this ordinary band seem extraordinary. Imagine pairing this sparkly band with a rose gold micro-pave engagement ring to create an unbeatable combination. Paired with a cushion cut micro-pave engagement ring, the duo would be unstoppable.

Three Row Micropave Diamond Engagement Ring

Three Row Micropave Diamond Engagement Ring

Another similar engagement ring to the first option is the Three Row Micropave Diamond Engagement Ring. This ring features three rows of paved diamonds flanking either side of the center stone. The only difference is that these diamonds are smaller which allows for a greater quantity, and therefore, greater shine.

Bypass Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

Bypass Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

For a classic spin on the contemporary pave setting, the Bypass Pave Diamond Engagement Ring showcases rows of paved accent diamonds which twist around the center stone. For an even more modern and unique look, buyers should consider changing out the typical white gold metal for yellow or rose gold.

Winding Diamond Engagement Ring

Winding Diamond Engagement Ring

Finally, the Winding Diamond Engagement Ring is a cheaper option, but is similarly complex. It features a windy curve setting with pave set diamonds connecting to the center stone. This contemporary style showcases the sparkle of the accent diamonds while still accentuating the artwork within the shape of the metal.

Pave or micropave rings and bands are a classic choice that will never go out of style. It's the perfect fit for the woman that wants sparkle, shine and an evergreen look. This setting style is the perfect complement to any diamond or gemstone shape. Contact a memeber of our team if you need any help determining the best ring or band style for you.

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