Jewelry that looks like it’s entirely made of diamonds has an unmistakable sparkle that appeals to would-be buyers. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that puts it out of your financial reach. Because pave settings—that’s what it’s called when a piece is covered with dozens of tiny stones—use very small diamonds that don’t cost as much as their larger counterparts, pave pieces can often be an affordable way to cozy up to a girl’s best friend.
Diamonds used in pave settings are precisely spaced and close together, so much that you can’t even see the metal underneath, which provides the illusion that the item is made of all diamonds. In truth, all those stones are held in place with tiny prongs and beads, and are meant to look like a dazzling road of gems; in fact, the name pave comes from the French word for paved. Unlike channel settings, which place strips of metal between stones, with pave, it’s hard to tell when one stone ends and another begins, which makes for unparalleled dazzle.
One caution about buying pave jewelry when you shop for jewelry in the Fort Lauderdale area: make sure your insurance policy is up to date. Though pave jewelry is stunning, its tiny prongs and stones make it the least secure setting so take the worry out of wearing it. Then pop in to National Pawn and Jewelry to see what we have to offer.