Pave Diamond Band – What Is It?

February 11, 2012 by  

By Dirk Rendel

So you are looking for a diamond ring. Stressing the cash it would cost to blitz out that hand in some ice rocks? Well a pave diamond band may well just be what you are looking for. What makes pave diamond bands stretch your bucks when you are trying to get that oh so desirable bling effect is the diamonds that are used. Pave rings are totally encrusted over with small diamonds along the entire rings band. This gives the appearance of course as a solid diamond surface. These tiny diamonds reflect a lot of light, surrounding a center diamond in most cases.

A road comprised entirely of diamonds would never need repairs, because diamonds are forever. It is a pity that money isn’t forever, because such a road would truly be sight to behold. Perhaps, Qatar will pave some roads with diamonds before hosting the FIFA World Cup, but we will have to wait until 2018 to see if this materializes. Until such time, you could invest in a pave diamond band and fantasize about the hypothetical roads of some opulent wonder state.

A pave diamond ring is aptly named, because the ring resembles a paved path of diamonds. The metallic band is hidden under small gemstones, which are symmetrically pieced together to form a continuous track across the ring.

Each diamond should be individually cut to resemble the one next to it. Like all great roads, the path of diamonds should be smooth to the touch. There should be no jagged edges which could puncture the tires of the small cars in your imagination.

The reason why a paved diamond road will never come to fruition is because of financial restraints. Even the small area of a ring should leave you questioning whether or not you can afford the expense of such an elaborate design. It is indisputable that diamonds are expensive, but always remember that the cost is measured by carat weight. A small diamond will cost considerably less than a much larger stone.

The next thing that should concern a prospective buyer is that roads need maintenance, even if they are made of diamonds. This is a valid point and there is a very good chance that some of the small diamonds might come unhinged over time. Because the diamonds are so tiny, they are easy to replace for a very reasonable price.

The best thing about a pave diamond band is that it’s practical. So many diamond rings are attention seeking eyesores that get caught on everything and just look cheesy. This design is fantastic because it isn’t comprised of any awkward protrusions. A good jeweler will always ensure a smooth finish that won’t be uncomfortable to wear.

Imaginings of diamond roads are far-fetched, but pave diamond bands could be nice way to bring some fruition to the far-fetched ideal. To take your daydreaming to new heights you could even buy a small replica Ferrari and drive it across your pave diamond band all day.

Pave is pronounced “Pah-vay” by the way. When a pave band has diamonds which go around the entire ring, it’s called a full pave. Other styles include a half pave, which is by far the most common of any pave ring. One can go a full pave diamond band without breaking the bank. It is said a full pave is pretty stunning, and I would have to agree there, as the light catch’s the diamonds at any angle. The myriad multitude of diamonds along the band may seem more expensive than it really would be. This is because of course that the smaller diamonds used to create the ring are small. Bigger diamonds cost more, smaller diamonds do not, thus you get way more bling for your buck with a pave.

Another option to stretch that all mighty dollar even further would be any of the micro pave rings on the market today. These as the name would imply, are encrusted with intricate diamonds of a smaller size then a traditional pave ring. These diamonds when set by a jeweler, appear to blend into one, which creates a rather brilliant effect. The diamonds surrounding a center diamond in a pave diamond band really make an excellent backdrop for the main diamond in the ring.

Another nice aspect of a pave is that it can be uni-sex. The resale factor should you ever decide you have outgrown your ring is much better, as many pave rings can be worn by either sex, depending on what you buy. Granted many pave diamond rings are shaped for either a male or a female, but a good many could be uni-sex, if you shop carefully.

In closing id like to say this, simply put pave jewelry is breathtaking. The fact that the band is encrusted with diamonds adds major bling factor, and the fact the diamonds are smaller means you wont be spending as much of your hard-earned cash to sport your new ring. A good way to get the best deal is to comparison shop. Many online venues offer cheaper prices for jewelery, and offer you pictures of tpave diamond bands you are looking for. Search for a company that’s been around for sometime and check a few places out. The more knowledge you have, the better your chances at getting more for for your money with a pave diamond band.