Micro pavé stone setting is a technique we use in many of our designs. The technique involves setting tiny diamonds very closely together to create a line or sea of sparkling light. The gemstones used for micro pavé start from just 0.6mm in diameter and require such precision that setting is done under a microscope.
The Micro pavé technique was originally developed in Switzerland as a way of setting diamonds precisely in the bezels of luxury watches.
We are fortunate to have in-house experts in the technique. Barry and David both trained under some of the best diamond setters in the world in Antwerp, Holland, and Germany.
Each diamond is set by hand and held in place by four hand-cut claws. The aim is to strike a balance between leaving enough metal to hold the stone securely, but not so much that it hides the sparkle of the gemstones. Setting under a microscope allows fine control over this so that just the right amount of metal can be cut away.
Even at 0.6mm the diamonds still have the same 57 facets as a larger brilliant cut diamond and we always use the very best quality (F colour, VS clarity diamonds) to ensure a brilliant sparkle.
One of the reasons we use micro pavé in our jewellery designs is it is that it highlights curves so beautifully. Many of our designs are fluid and curvaceous. Adding a fine line of sparkling diamonds draws attention to these curves in a beautiful and subtle way.
- RingsThe dramatic loops of this yellow gold and diamond cocktail ring are accentuated with a line of sparkling white diamonds. Designed with consideration for balance and proportion, the playful looping form of the ring sits perfectly on the hand. This yellow gold and diamond cocktail ring is hand forged from 18ct gold bar and pave set with tapering lines of white diamonds.£4,200.00
- ArchiveGolden rutilated quartz, yellow gold and white diamonds combine in this stunning gold cocktail ring. The ring is hand forged from 18 carat yellow gold to form a simple and elegant open setting for the quartz. A line of pave set tapering white diamonds accentuates the sparkle of the golden rutile crystals.£3,700.00
- ArchiveTurn heads with this yellow gold and diamond cocktail ring. The playful looping form of the ring has been designed to sit perfectly on the hand. The deep circular curve of this yellow gold and diamond cocktail ring is hand forged from 18ct gold bar and accentuated by a sparkling line of pave white diamonds.£4,400.00
- ArchiveThis yellow gold and diamond cocktail ring is hand forged from 18ct yellow gold bar and polished to a mirror finish. The graceful curves of the ring have been designed with balance in mind and elegant proportions which complement the hand. The central curve features a sparkling line of pave white diamonds which makes this an elegant and eye-catching ring.£2,400.00