Good afternoon Romantics… Liz here.
Pave [pav-ey; Fr. pa-vey] is the art of moving metal around stones. (think, “paved” with diamonds!) Micro pave is creating a surface of diamonds – like traditional pave – but set under a microscope for absolute precision. Simply put, micro pave is the tiny diamonds that go around the big diamond (or gemstone) as pictured here. Our designer, Douglas Elliott‘s skull ring is entirely covered in micro pave, including under the eye sockets!
Why do we take such pride in ours? Our micro pave settings are made completely by hand, not from a mold. Our platinum is hand rolled, and holes are hand drilled for each tiny diamond. It’s very labor intensive work that few can do well. Come visit us and we’ll break out the magnifiers to show you…ours is flawless!
I’m personally smitten with micro pave around colored stones, like this pear shaped emerald. Marisa doesn’t know it yet but someday she will buy me an emerald cut green sapphire in a micro pave setting 😉
Until next time…