Pave Diamond Rings - More Bling for Your Buck
If we drew a function between the weight and the price of diamonds, the graph of the function
would not quite be a line but an exponential curve. Or, to put it in a much more simpler way: ten diamonds of
10 points (0.1 carats) would cost a lot less than a single diamond weighing a full carat even though their
total weight is the same.
You can easily take advantage of this property by installing a range of small diamonds instead of a big feature
diamond or as side stones. This alternative can result in a stunning ring and keep your budget in check. Let us
take a look at what these small diamonds - called pave diamonds, pronounced "pah-vay" - are all about.
The Explanation Behind the Pricing Phenomenon
Diamond roughs come in various sizes ranging from a few points to hundreds of carats. However, it seems logical
that heavier, bigger roughs pop up quite rarely while tiny stones are almost ubiquitous in the appropriate places.
The ubiquity of diamonds decreases as their size increases. As a direct consequence, the price of diamonds
exponentially rises with their size.
Different Types of Pave Diamonds
When it comes to designing pave diamond rings, there are three main alternatives to choose from. Your first
option is to choose a single band ring: in this setting, a single line of small pave diamonds is set one next to
The next option is the three-dimensional band, where three or five rows of small diamonds are
encrusted on the ring, providing a seamless, continuous surface that has a sparkle that simulates a single,
coherent diamond surface. In general, the more rows you want to use, the smaller the individual diamonds will
be and the visual experience will thus become richer and richer.
Even though you can decrease the price of the total price of the diamonds by decreasing their size and
increasing their number, if you opt to use a myriad of microscopic diamonds the amount you saved on the diamonds
will be counterbalanced by the cost of workmanship that you have to pay to the jeweler for mounting the stones. The
third and final type of pave diamond rings is when there is a main feature gem stone in the middle of the ring and
pave diamonds are only used as a pavement.