You’ve probably heard of a pavé setting before, but what is a French cut pavé setting?
French cut pavé or French pavé (also sometimes seen as French set) is a way of setting accent diamonds to achieve the maximum amount of light exposure to the stone which enhances the diamond’s sparkle.
Traditional French cut pavé is formed when the diamond setter creates a “V” shape in the band’s metal. A more modern rendition of the French cut pavé is to use a “U” shape cut to form the diamond’s setting. Both cut shapes minimize the amount of precious metal seen giving the appearance of a solid row of diamonds while increasing the diamond’s light exposure.
Here is an example of a custom traditional French cut pavé engagement ring that we created:
Here are some examples of our modern U shape French cut pavé rings: