By Lisa Bergofin
What Are Pave Diamonds?
Maximum sparkle, multi-faceted brilliance, and an intricate detailed appearance. We love pave all day long, so much that we surprised ourselves by developing our very own mini collection of incredible, beyond basic pave diamond jewelry. From our iconic Pave-All-Day Diamond Hoops to our ultra-cool Pave-All-Day Diamond Ear Crawlers, the styles just keep coming, and live among our unique lab-grown diamond collections. For versatility, high volume sparkle, and self-expression, our pave diamond hoops, ear crawlers, ear cuffs, bracelets and rings are elevated essentials that bring self-expression, brilliance, and attitude to every look.
All Roads Lead to SPARKLE
A pave setting features multiple tiny diamonds set close together in a distinctive linear pattern. The name itself, pave, comes from the French word for paved, or pavement, describing continuous rows glistening diamonds, much like the look of a cobblestone road paved with diamonds.
Long admired for its exceptional sparkle quotient, pave diamond jewelry has made its way to the top of our trend list with new, beyond basic styles. More on styles to come!
Bonjour, Pave Diamond Jewelry
Pave diamonds date back as far as the 1700s, however it wasn’t until the early 19th century, as diamond cutting techniques evolved, that craftsmen recognized the powerful affect of smaller stones for their use in more elaborate patterns and designs. This innovation expanded the use of diamonds overall, particularly in French jewelry design. This period marked the rise of the Napoleonic era and Empire style, characterized by the opulence and grandeur of elaborately designed diamond tiaras, necklaces, brooches, and hair pieces. Napleon’s first wife, Empress Josephine, is considered an early influencer in diamond jewelry and fashion, bringing attention to French design and the popularity of the elaborate detail. It’s no surprise we can thank the French for introducing the concept of ‘trends’ to the world, from the romantic periord of exquisite detail work, to art deco, and ultimately many of the modern motifs we see in fashion and diamond jewelry today.
Everything old is new again.
Understanding the history and lure of pave diamonds, exploring various techniques, and admiring historical a historical muse or two is always part of our inspiration. We can thank early artisans for creating pave diamond cutting as it ultimately lead to great innovations in diamond cutting throughout the world.
From the earliest royal ornaments to modern styles of today, pave diamond jewelry is an enduring favorite for its classic elegance and prominent, diamond-forward look that lights you up when you wear it. That endless pave glow is part of its timeless appeal.
The simple yet genius concept of a pave setting is a actually the optical illusion of seamless diamonds that create a visually larger diamond look without the cost. As a designer’s medium, pave diamonds are incredibly versatile, creating a big-diamond look in both intricate and minimalist designs.
In addition to increased sparkle and brilliance, pave settings are known for their durability. Metal prongs surround each stone, keeping them secure.
Now . . .
Seamless sparkle goes with everything, making pave diamond jewelry incredibly versatile for mixing, matching, and stacking with virtually all styles. In terms of your jewelry wardrobe, pave pieces are essentials that elevate your mood and look instantly.
Universally individual Self expressive Etc.
Pave-All-Day Single Diamond Hoop
Sleek, low-profile single hoop. Designed for supreme comfort and long-term wear and effortless style wherever you put it. Available in both recycled sterling silver and 14K gold in 5mm, 6.5mm, and 8mm sizes.
Pave-All-Day Diamond Ear Cuff
NO piercing required, instant sparkle that’s the perfect finishing touch. Available in both recycled sterling silver and 14K gold in mid and low ear cuff styles.
Pave-All-Day Diamond Ear Crawler
Instant daily favorites that beg for individual styling. We love them with all shapes and sizes of studs, hoops, and ear cuffs. Available in 16mm, 19mm, and 21mm lengths in both recycled sterling silver and 14K gold.
Pave-All-Day Diamond Hoops
Effortless, versatile, and designed for self-expressive style. For a full diamond look, available in both recycled sterling silver and 14K gold in 5mm, 6.5mm, and 8mm sizes.
Pave-All-Day Diamond Slide Bracelet Bracelet
Slinky bolo bracelet with high sparkle quotient and effortless style. Stunning alone or layered with other textures and widths. Adjustable slide closure.