Pave engagement rings feature tiny stones that are encrusted within the band or setting. This design creates plenty of sparkle, and also adds interest to the ring. Over the years, pave rings have seen many different trends, ranging from classic and minimal to bold and over the top. Today, future brides can take their pick from a wide range of styles to suit just about every taste and budget.
To help you find some inspiration when designing your very own custom engagement ring, we’ve put together a list of our favourite pave style diamond engagement rings.
We Love These Pave Engagement Ring Styles
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Like all round cut rings, this style has a classic, feminine look that works well with pave stones. The trick with this style is to keep it simple. A thin, delicate band will highlight the smaller stones as well as the centre stone, which should never be overpowered by surrounding stones. Choose a simple setting that allows the stone to shine, and opt for pave on the top of the band or throughout the entire band.
#2 Split Band
Another classic style, whether you add pave detailing or not, the split band features a centre stone that is flanked by an elegantly divided band. The symmetry of this style allow the eye to focus on the centre stone without distraction, while the subtlety will not be ruined with the addition of pave stones on the band’s split. The band can split only at the top near the focus stone, or it can split in two different parts for even more impact.
Halo rings usually include pave. In this design, a centre stone is surrounded by tiny stones in one or more bands. This style works well in round cuts, but can also be dazzling in a princess cut, pear cut, oval cut or even a heart cut. Depending on whether you’re aiming for a bold look or something more understated, the centre stone can be large or small, and the halo can be single or double. The final shape of the ring can also be changed, giving it a square, round or diamond shape.
A contemporary style that is rich in symbolism (and rather eye-catching, too, we might add), the knotted ring uses the band to create a knot shape. Pave stones are encrusted along the entire band, allowing the ring to sparkling from any angle. This is a lovely choice for romantics and those who cherish symbols, but it’s also great for brides who want something a little bit different.
The twisted style can be playful or classic, depending on your options. In a single metal, you could use pave to enhance a strand of twisted band. You could make both strands fully pave, or try mixing metals for a more dramatic result. Ideally, however the band twists, it will look best if the strands are symmetrical and flawless.
The two-tone rings of yester-year were not always eye-catching for the right reasons. Today’s multi-tone ring does not have to clash or be overly bold. Using a soft metal such as rose gold for the band, and adding a cooler tone for settings will add a subtle balance of tones without overdoing things. Gold tones (yellow, white or rose) work best with cool tones such as platinum. While you could pair different shades of gold, it may be somewhat overwhelming when combined with a pave encrusted band.
We hope that you find inspiration in these gorgeous pave engagement rings. If you would like assistance in creating your very own dream ring, contact Cape Diamonds today and let us know how we can turn your dream into a reality.