The French term used to describe a stone setting technique where tiny diamonds, rhinestones or gemstones are set very closely together within the base.
Pronounced pah-vey, it looks as if the surface is paved with stones, a mosaic of gems or diamonds. This look has become quite modern and popular, originating in the early 1900’s.
The pave stone setting is seen often in rings, specifically engagement rings, however it is becoming more and more prominent among different jewelry pieces, seen in charms and findings in a vast selection of types of jewelry. This look can be found in a bohemian chic look, classic styles, high end pieces and wedding/bridal jewelry.
The pave setting can feature a single row of stones highlighting the shape or contour of a ring, charm or pendant. It can also be used to outline a large diamond or gemstone as an accent. This quality can make the focal stone stand out from the smaller ones creating an illusion of larger size and dominance on the main stone.
It can also cover a large surface that would otherwise just be a metal such as silver, gold, brass or other jewelry metals. Adding pave stones to this can create a more aesthetically pleasing look for certain pieces of jewelry. Another purpose it serves is adding different designs and textures to these pieces of jewelry.
The wedding and bridal jewelry category seems to be very heavy in pave stone setting. Adding the encrusted diamonds to a design is one way to make it glimmer, shine and stand out.
We are excited to announce our upcoming pave selection. Add some glitz and glam to your designs!