Choosing the right setting is fundamental when choosing a ring or other jewellery. It does not only determine the style of your jewellery, but also how it is worn and the amount of looking after it needs. Do you have an elegant style, and are you looking for jewellery with several diamonds next to one other? Then the pavé setting, with small stones set next to one other, is right for you. It also matches well with other settings. BAUNAT explains why you should choose a pavé setting.


What is a pavé setting?

Ring with pavé setting
With a pavé setting, smaller stones are placed close to one other and held in place by small prongs which look like beads. The stones cover either a part or the entire the ring.

The eternity ring, for example, is covered all the way round in diamonds, which are fully incorporated, or else come into their own in a particular way.

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With a pavé setting, the precious metal used in the ring for the setting is hardly visible. This makes the ring look like one big diamond. No matter which way you turn it, the ring will always sparkle.
A diamond ring with pavé setting guarantees an amazing look
The term comes from the French "pavé", meaning "paved". The whole is indeed reminiscent of a paved street, hence the name.
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What are the pros and cons of a pavé setting?

A pavé setting makes the jewel sparkle. They are positioned to reflect light in all directions. The diamonds get an extra sparkle.

Thanks to its composition, a row of very small diamonds close together, the price of a diamond ring with a pavé setting is much less than that of a ring having just one large diamond.
Rings with pavé settings come in different styles, both contemporary and traditional.

If you are going to cover the ring band all the way round, you need to know the exact ring size. Once the stones are set, it is almost impossible to have the ring made larger or smaller.

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With which other settings can you mix and match a pavé setting?

Diamond rings with pavé setting can include diamonds set around on one or more bands. You should realise there is a huge variety of possible ways to mix and match with other settings.
A pavé setting lends itself to any diamond, and can easily be mixed and matched
For greater individuality, you could, for example, mix the pavé setting with the prong setting. This means your solitaire diamond can be enhanced with diamonds along the side in a pavé setting, for extra sparkle. You can also have your central diamond surrounded by diamonds in a halo ring. This makes the central diamond look bigger, which often adds value to an engagement ring.

Are you looking for diamond jewellery, but not sure the pavé setting is for you? Our experts are always ready to give advice and help you choose the right setting. The diamond setting will define the style of your jewellery, as well how careful you need to be with your ring. So don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

What other diamond settings are there?

When you choose a ring with a pavé setting, you are choosing elegance and personality. The pavé setting can also be effortlessly combined with other diamond settings for the central diamond. Wondering what other settings there are? Then read more below.

Frequently asked Questions


Pave stands for a style of jewellery setting in which numerous small diamonds are mounted close together to create a glistening diamond crust that covers the whole piece of jewellery and obscures the metal under it. This can either be a single row, as a plurality of rows side by side. In this way, this looks like a continuous surface of sparkling diamonds. Because these diamonds are placed close together, it looks like the ring is totally made out of diamonds. Putting small diamonds in pave requires meticulous handiwork. A gem can exist of either entirely tiny pave diamonds, or is also often used in the binder of a solitaire ring.

What is a pavé setting?

The pavé setting positions the gemstones very closely together, so barely any precious metal is visible on the ring and is mostly used with small diamonds in a row. The row of diamonds and the tiny precious metal prongs that keep them in place result in a brilliant shine.

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What different styles of diamond engagement ring settings does BAUNAT offer?

For engagement rings, different types of settings are possible. You can find BAUNAT’s most used ones below:
    1. The solitaire prong setting has one single diamond held in place by prongs, so it catches the most light.
    2. The pavé setting positions many diamonds in a row so closely that hardly any metal is visible, resulting in a brilliant shine.
    3. Channel setting is a method where diamonds are suspended between two rails of metal, called channels.
    4. The bezel setting is a traditional, labour-intensive technique where the metal surrounds the diamond and forms a frame around the stone.

    1. The Prong setting

    The solitaire prong setting has one single diamond that acts as the centrepiece of the ring. Claws position the centre diamond so it catches the most light. BAUNAT diamond engagement rings either have four or six claws. A setting with four claws makes the diamond appear more square-like while one with six claws makes it appear more round.

    The name ‘prong setting’ refers to the so-called ‘claws’. The prong setting is most commonly used for engagement rings worldwide. This setting is also suitable for almost all shapes of diamonds.

    The claws can be very thin or wider and can be finished in a round, square, or pointed shape. This depends on the design of the jewel and the style of each goldsmith.

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    The advantages of the prong setting:

    - The diamond catches the most light
    - The prongs are small, therefore a larger part of the diamond is visible
    - The diamond in the ring is easy to clean
    - Claws in white gold or platinum are barely visible on the white diamond 


    2. The pavé setting

    The term 'pavé setting' comes from the French language and translates as ‘paved’. The individual small diamonds in a pavé diamond ring resemble tiny paving stones, hence the name. In an engagement ring with a pavé setting, small diamonds are placed next to each other and fixed with small prongs that look like beads. These claws are worked out directly from the gathering point of the metal. This way, hardly any metal is visible.

    The advantages of pavé setting:

    - The many small prongs make the diamonds sparkle, although only small diamonds are used
    - The price of a ring with many smaller stones is considerably lower than a ring set with one big diamond


    3. The Channel setting

    Channel setting is a method where diamonds are suspended between two rails of metal, called channels. The diamond is put in place, and the metal on top is pushed down, tightening the diamond.

    This way, we create a continuous line of diamonds.

    Channel settings, together with pave settings, are commonly used for diamond alliance rings and wedding bands. At BAUNAT, most of our designs with channel settings have princess-cut diamonds, but we can also use round or baguette diamonds (tailor-made).

    Discover this channel set round diamond engagement ring.

    The advantages of the channel setting

    - Because the diamonds are placed next to each other, it gives the impression of continuous brilliance
    - The surface is very smooth
    - These rings can be combined with other ring designs easily


    4. The Bezel setting

    The bezel setting is a traditional, very labour-intensive goldsmith technique. The metal surrounds the diamond and forms a frame around the stone. There is another precious metal strip (frame), which supports the diamond in the socket. The bezel engagement ring setting is particularly well suited for round cut (brilliant) or oval diamonds.

    The advantages of the bezel setting

    - Because of the border of the precious metal, the diamond is protected against damage
    - The bezel is open at the bottom, creating a higher radiance and more fire
    - Because of the metal surrounding the diamond, it will appear larger than it actually is
    - Because of the fact that there are no prongs, this setting will not get stuck behind any clothing

    Choose your favorite setting with your BAUNAT ring.

    These are the most common setting methods. Of course, BAUNAT can also offer other types of settings in her tailor-made jewellery. Please contact in case you are interested in a tailor-made jewel with a different diamond setting.

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