Pavé Engagement Rings
“To love beauty is to see light.” –Victor Hugo
It is generally agreed upon that beauty and luxury are found alongside light, brilliance, and illumination. Light is captivating, inspiring, and undoubtedly beautiful. Diamonds are precious for a variety of reasons, but they are particularly revered for how they interact with light.
Light slows down significantly when it passes through a diamond. Once inside, the light bounces, bends and refracts until it can find a way out. Depending on the way white light bends, it can disperse into every color of the rainbow.
Diamonds were once thought to be shards of fallen stars, so is it possible to take such mystical beauty and make it even more brilliant? Absolutely! Simply create a stunning pavé engagement ring.
What Is a Pavé Engagement Ring?
The pavé setting was created with maximum light and brilliance in mind. To create these stunning rings, accent diamonds are set closely together for a dazzling, diamond-encrusted look. Small beads of precious metal are applied in the spaces between the diamonds, securing them in place. The goal of this setting is to cluster diamonds as close as possible with the least amount of visible metal. This setting allows diamond rows to be placed very close to each other, creating a solid swath of diamonds and light.
A popular style of pavé engagement rings is to enhance a center diamond by lining the band with pavé set accent gems. There are endless ways to integrate pavé set diamonds into your engagement ring’s band. You can choose delicate pavé diamonds surrounded by milgrain for an antique look, or opt for a ring with three rows of pavé diamonds to create a glamorous band of light.
Halo engagement rings are becoming increasingly sought after for their brilliance and sparkle. Many styles feature a glittering halo of pavé set diamonds encircling a center gemstone, resulting in a ring that is bound to turn heads. This is a popular option for budget conscious couples because a pavé halo makes a center diamond look much larger. The accent gems enhance the beauty of the main diamond, reflecting light back and forth in a rainbow of brilliance. Halo rings become even more stunning when paired with an aforementioned pavé diamond band, whether the pavé diamonds take the form of a single row, a split shank, or a looping lariat.
Purely Pavé Engagement Rings
If you want to break the mold by going without a center diamond, consider creating an engagement ring that is completely covered in pavé set diamonds. A popular way to do this is to create a dome shape as the highlight of the ring and set a solid layer of pavé diamonds over it.
The word pavé comes from the French word for “paved,” so it makes sense that a purely pavé engagement ring would look like a ring that is paved with diamonds, creating a glittering, unbroken expanse of light and sparkle. Custom designing a pavé engagement ring with our team of expert jewelry designers allows your imagination to run wild. You can create stunning, intricate designs of pavé diamonds such as a Celtic knot or a swirling double helix! For some, one, two or even three rows of pave diamonds aren’t enough. We have created custom rings that features six rows of sparkling pave diamonds! As long as you can bend your finger, the sky is the limit.
If you love pavé engagement rings but you would like your ring to have a very thin, delicate look, consider micro-pavé diamonds. This style features extremely small diamonds in a pavé setting, creating a whisper thin band of diamonds that is exceedingly feminine. Micro-pavé diamonds can be set in the band or around the center gem, creating a highly detailed look. The diamonds may be small, but these rings are valued for their delicate beauty, and the mastery and skill inherent to their creation.
Matching Pavé Wedding Bands
Don’t let your stunning pavé engagement ring be lonely! Pavé rings are born to be stacked in order to create a solid expanse of shining light encircling the finger. Pair your engagement ring with a gorgeous matching pavé wedding band and make it sparkle even more. Mix and match your pavé wedding band with a bezel set wedding band or a prong set wedding band for a unique ring stack! Make sure you read up on women’s diamond wedding bands before you buy!