They say it all starts with a ring and a question, but like with love, the journey of finding the perfect ring starts a long time before it’s time to make a choice. The symbolism behind an engagement ring or wedding band is not lost on anyone shopping for one. As a result, this makes choosing rings you’ll love and wear forever that much more important.
That said, selecting the perfect ring does not need to be nerve-wracking. If you’re considering a moissanite pavé ring, here’s all you need to know to make the right choice.
If you’re looking for a little extra sparkle in your ring, then a moissanite pavé band is a great option. Pronounced “pah-veh,” the word means pavement in French. It is used in reference to how the gemstones are set on the ring.
Like a typical pavement, a moissanite pavé ring consists of many little stones closely set together.
These stones are fastened by droplets of metal on the base, as closely as possible. This technique further creates the illusion that the ring is “paved” with gemstones. Because of the prism effect of many small moissanites, pavé settings generate a lot of sparkle and beautifully highlights the center stone. If you’re looking for extra glitter, pavé designs will help your ring stand out and provide that extra touch of glamour.
However, this can also possibly compromise the clarity of the gemstone due to the use of many smaller stones, which causes the centerstone to refract differently. The silver lining traditionally is that you can use a diamond with a lower price tag, and get more “bling for less buck”. However, with moissanite you don't have to settle and the price point menas you can have perfection for brides on a budget.