Pavé is the french word for paved road. A pavé engagement ring features small diamonds set so close together, they transform into a paved road of brilliant diamonds. Pave engagement rings are a fan favorite for their ability to mix with many different engagement ring settings (and for their eye-catching sparkle.)
Pavé diamond engagement rings reveal a path of sparkling diamonds nestled together to create one gorgeous paved road. But not all pavé diamond engagement rings are the same. There are three main types of pavé diamond patterns.
The standard pavé diamond engagement ring has stones that are set closely together. This type of engagement ring can range in size and style. When a pavé engagement ring is simply titled "pavé", the stones range between 1-2 millimeters wide.
In a micro pavé engagement ring setting, the accent diamonds are even smaller. Some are as little as .01 carats. The sparkle of a highly detailed micro pavé engagement ring setting looks different from a traditional pavé engagement ring.
A pavé setting isn't technically an engagement ring setting. Pavé diamonds and channel set diamonds are accent diamond styles. Most engagement ring settings relate to how the center gem is presented on the engagement ring. Halo engagement rings, solitaire settings, and bezel engagement ring all display the center diamond differently.
You can have a pavé halo engagement ring or a pavé bezel setting, but there's no such thing as a pavé solitaire engagement ring. Solitaire engagement ring settings have only a singular center stone and stoneless band.
You have plenty of options when picking out a pavé engagement ring. These engagement rings include many modern and vintage style engagement ring settings.