*When the surface of any diamond ring seems to be covered with clusters of tiny diamonds, the technique is called PavÃ© which literally means paved. This moniker is entirely appropriate given that the surface looks like a typical paved street of cobblestones.
These smalls diamonds are individually set by hand in tiny holes that have been carved out of the ring shank. The diamonds are set in rows, so that they occupy the entire space of the diamond ring. The better the cut quality of the diamonds, the better the brilliance and beauty of the completed diamond ring.
Each tiny diamond, often weighing just a few points in carat weight, is traditionally cut with 58 facets and set in its hole. Small metal bits from the top of the ring are pushed over the diamond to secure the stone in place.
The PavÃ© technique is a demanding technique that is successfully accomplished in the hands of a patient and extremely skilled diamond jeweler.
The price and cost of any pave diamond setting is largely influenced by the incredible amount of hand labor that goes into the production of a jewelry item of this nature.The better the skill of the jeweler, the better the overall design will look, with a seamless beauty of dazzling diamonds throughout.