Micro-pave rings are becoming more and more popular. Plenty of A-list celebrities and royalty are choosing exquisite engagement rings featuring this diamond feature. This includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Blake Lively, and more.
From split shanks where the band goes from two down to one as well as halos of diamonds and other stones, the rings worn by celebrities help to tell us what’s in and what’s not. With so many stunning designs decorating their fingers, it’s easy to get excited about the many possibilities that exist with micro pave rings – and we’ll show you what you need to know about them.
The Various Options
You’ll find a brilliant number of options for a micro-pave ring. These range from a round cut with a halo settling to an oval diamond with a pave band. The term “pave” is pronounced “pa-vay” and is French to mean “to pave.” This means that a micro-pave ring is literally paving the way around the ring with small diamonds. Diamonds that are smaller than .01 are what makes it micro pave.
The pave design is part of the solitaire to create a border, in place of a solitaire, or around the band itself.
Half pave: the row of diamonds goes partially around the band.
Full pave: the row of diamonds go around the entire perimeter of the band.
Bright cut pave: the smaller diamonds are cut to create a more polished wall, allowing for a more reflective surface.
You’ll also notice that many modern pave rings are created in unique ways, either with coloured diamonds or with a unique twist to the band, such as a braided or eternity twist band. The use of pink and white or yellow and white diamonds may also be created in a micro-pave in order to offer a colourful and more unique look.
The Benefits of Choosing the Micro Pave Setting
As you look at more rings that use micro pave, you’ll find that it’s highly pleasing to the eye. It’s one of those designs that people may spot right away and want a closer look at your ring.
One of the main reasons to choose a micro pave setting is that it helps to bring more attention to the centre stone. Particularly if you’re going with a full carat or larger for the solitaire, you want to make sure that it gets the centre stage that it deserves.
You’ll find that the micro pave is capable of adding to the overall brilliance of the ring, too. With more diamonds, it’s that much more luxurious. It can help to make a more complete set once a wedding band is added to coordinate with the engagement ring.
The pathway of diamonds will add a significant amount of sparkle to the ring, especially if it is bright cut. If you have a centre stone that doesn’t have the best clarity or cut, the pave can help to offset that. This helps you to get the ring of your dreams without spending a fortune.
It’s also important to note that micro pave can be considerably more affordable than a traditional pave because of the use of smaller diamonds. You can still get the glamorous, sparkling look. However, when the diamonds are so much smaller, you won’t have to invest in a ring that could easily be 2 or 3 carats total once all diamonds are factored in.
Contact Australian Diamond Wholesale Brokers today to get assistance with choosing, designing, and crafting the perfect pave ring for you, whether it’s for an engagement, an anniversary, or just because.