STONE SETTING: PAVE
PAVE SETTING EXPLAINED
Pave is a type of setting that you might have seen in jewellery descriptions but never fully understood what it is or what it means.
A pave (pronounced 'pave-ey') setting is made up of lots of small gemstones that more often than not are diamonds, set closely together. The gemstones are separated and held in place by little beads of gold or silver (the same metal as the piece of jewellery). The beads are either pulled from the existing metal in the setting, or they are soldered on. The beads virtually disappear into the background, and the result is what looks like a continuous surface of gemstones.
Jewellery with pave settings is a good choice if you want a piece of jewellery that provides a lot of sparkle and with an affordable price tag. This is because the smaller stones used in pave are less expensive than larger individual stones.
We choose to design with pave in some of our pieces because it fits with our philosophy of creating everyday fine jewellery at an affordable price.