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What is the Real Difference Between Pavé and Micropavé Settings?

What is the Real Difference Between Pavé and Micropavé Settings?

An engagement ring is a symbolic representation of everlasting love that is to be cherished for a lifetime, never losing its glow. While the “perfect” engagement ring is different for every woman, the words used to describe them are the same: brilliant, captivating, and breathtaking. With a row (or rows) of brilliant diamonds set closely together that shine and shimmer with the slightest movement or faintest flicker of light, pavé and micropavé settings can certainly embody the words used to describe the perfect engagement ring. That being said, it is important to understand the differences between pavé and micropavé settings in order to choose the right ring for you.

For a definitively classic and timeless look with a dashing extra touch of shine, a pavé setting is a perfect option. In many pavé designs, a large center diamond is complemented with pavé set diamonds to create an unprecedented level of radiating brilliance. Although not visible, the pavé diamonds are secured with precious metals. This not only holds the diamonds in place, but it creates an illusion of a continuous line of gleaming diamonds.



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A micropavé setting adds a new level of sophistication, giving the ring a diamond-encrusted look. With a micropavé setting, diamonds are not only found on the band, but in addition, are found around a center gem or underneath it. It could be stated that a micropavé setting is created under a microscope. Diamonds extremely small in weight and size are delicately placed by hand on a ring and can require a microscope to achieve precision, hence the term micropavé. Diamonds can also be featured along the band on multiple rows. As spectacular and beautiful as micropavé settings can be, they do require more care and caution than other rings because of the small size and high number of diamonds they showcase. The micropavé ring pictured below is a sight to see, featuring over 60 diamond stones on a single ring! The delicacy of micropavé rings can certainly be frightening for some, but the unparalleled beauty and brilliance of these rings are certainly tempting and may be worth the extra care.


18K White Gold Halo Inspired Diamond Engagement Ring

Despite their subtle differences, both pavé and micropavé settings are undeniably beautiful in the way they accentuate engagement rings with diamonds. The most important thing is to choose the ring that fits best with you and the one which you love the most. While this may take a lot of time and contemplation, it will be worth every time you wear the ring for the rest of your life!

The Top 5 Engagement Ring Settings

The Top 5 Engagement Ring Settings

A ring’s setting is an essential detail that can make or break a ring style for you. It’s important to note the differences and to pick out the right setting for you. It can, however, be difficult to distinguish the different styles and see what sets them all apart. To help you decide on the best fitting one for you, we’ve broken down the top 5 most popular ring settings. Let’s take a look at these favorite styles.


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A halo ring setting is one that has smaller side stones placed around the center stone. This means more diamonds! It is currently the most popular type of setting due to how it makes the center stone pop. The surrounding diamonds give off an optical illusion, making the center diamond seem larger than it really is. If you’re a diamond lover who is concerned about size, this may be the best setting for you.


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The prong setting is a very classic and traditional type of ring setting. Most prong settings feature four prongs, holding the center diamond securely in place. Prongs can become loose over time, so it is recommended to have the ring inspected from time to time. A prong setting can also cause snags on clothes if it is set high, which may not be as ideal for those living more of an active lifestyle. A plus for this setting is that there’s minimal presence of metal, causing the center diamond to capture all the attention.


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Bezel settings are another very popular style with its chic and modern look. Unlike the discrete prong setting, a thin metal ring holds the center diamond in place. Bezel settings come in full or partial, with the full having complete enclosure and the partial leaving the sides open.


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The pavé setting comes from the French term meaning “to pave.” Literally meaning paved with diamonds, this setting is also commonly referred to as a bead setting or micro-pavé setting if the beads are especially small. With the diamonds being closely placed together, it adds a continuous array of sparkle, which is a definite plus.


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A channel setting sets smaller side stones in a channel on the band of the ring. This also provides a snag-free design for those who’d like a smoother finish. Extra diamonds means extra sparkle!

The Rose Gold Trend

The Rose Gold Trend

Always remaining in style, rose gold has definitely become a popular trend yet again. The buzz has not only been among jewelry, but also with other everyday accessories including clothes and electronics such as, the iPhone and Beats by Dre. Rose gold is made with the mixture of gold and copper alloy, making it impressively durable and affordable. The color quality of rose gold over time intensifies with age, uniquely different than any other palette. This pinkish hue compliments an entire array of skin tones, making it very versatile. It can also be found blended in with other golds, such as white gold and yellow gold. This is noticeable on rings for example, 18K White and Rose gold twisted Diamond Engagement Ring. Rose Gold is essentially the perfect color to showcase diamonds with.


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This warm shade of pink is a combination of vintage and romance. Therefore, many brides opt in on rose gold metal for their wedding band or engagement ring. Its subtleness makes it a very comforting and soothing color. Its gold tint also hints at luxury. Designers have definitely made use of this fun-loving color in their recently debuted collections. It’s no wonder why the fashion world is in a rose gold craze. While undergoing spring and the summer season slowly approaching in the near future, now is the perfect time to get in on the Rose Gold Trend.

Abby Wambach’s Engagement

Abby Wambach’s Engagement

Abby Wambach, two-time American Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, is officially engaged!

Prior to her recent engagement, Wambach was married to pro soccer star Sarah Huffman. Sarah and Abby called it quits after three years of marriage. Wambach one of the biggest stars out of the Rio Olympics revealed, November 2016, she was dating Christian mom blogger, Glennon Doyle Melton and makes a positive turnaround after struggling with drugs and alcohol, along with a DUI in April 2016 leading to their separation.

Melton recently shared the wonderful engagement news via Instagram with a black and white photograph, both Wambach and Melton are seen holding hands and showcasing their gorgeous diamond engagement rings!


The gorgeous diamond laced engagement band rests so beautiful!

Melton captions, “Abby and I have decided to hold hands forever…” A day after, Wambach confirms the engagement by reposting the photo with the addition of “Happy.”

Wambach’s sweet excitement has us smiling contagiously and the engagement rings have us dreaming. Tasteful elegant engagement rings similar to Wambach’s can be found at Natalie K.  Beautiful diamond bands and diamond stones are crafted to suit your every dream. Natalie K offers similar styles in their engagement ring collections – E’TERNELLE and PRINCESSE – to name a few. Visit Natalie K to find rings similar to that of your favorite celebrity.


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Battle of the Classic Engagement Rings: Solitaire vs. 3-Stone

Battle of the Classic Engagement Rings: Solitaire vs. 3-Stone


 18k White Gold Three Stone Engagement Ring

Classic-style engagement rings are beautiful and timeless. These traditional, ever-popular designs have proved they can stand the test of time. But, if you haven’t shopped for an engagement ring before, you might not know that there are actually multiple classic engagement ring styles. There are two main types of classic engagement rings: 3-stone rings and solitaire rings. But what are the differences between these two types of rings, and why should you choose one style over the other? Let’s take a look at the pros of each, as well as the meaning behind their designs.

3-Stone Engagement Rings


18k White Gold Three Stone Engagement Ring

A three stone engagement ring is just what it sounds like. Instead of having one centerpiece diamond, the three stone ring has three. Traditionally, the center stone is the largest diamond, and each of the flanking stones is half the size of the center stone. But, today, you can find variations on three stone engagement ring diamond sizes, including ones where all three stones are the same size.


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For many, the major appeal of three stone engagement rings is the meaning behind their design. Each of the three stones represents a time in your relationship: your past, present, and future as a couple. This representation of the timeline of your life together sits beautifully on the circular band of the ring that represents eternity. This meaning behind this design is highly romantic and sentimental.


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Another benefit of a three stone ring is that there are more customization options for each stone. For example, you can choose from many different sizes and shapes for your design. Another customization option that many people take advantage of is using various gemstones instead of diamonds for the side stones. This can be either for aesthetic reasons, preferring the look of certain gemstones, or for budget reasons, as many gemstones cost less than diamonds.

Solitaire Rings


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Solitaire rings are what come to mind for most people when they think of an engagement ring. A solitaire engagement ring is a ring that features only one center stone, usually a diamond. Solitaire rings are the most popular engagement ring style and have been for many decades. This gives them the advantage of always looking classic. They are both practical, elegant and look appropriate with both the most casual and the most dressy of outfits.


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Another advantage of solitaire rings is that they usually fit with standard wedding bands. With more complicated ring designs, you might have to get specific or custom wedding band that will be specially designed to sit flush with your ring. But most solitaire bands have a more standard design that will match more wedding bands, allowing you to customize your wedding set more easily.

Solitaire rings also do an excellent job of highlighting your diamond. With no other distractions on the ring, all the focus is on your center stone, letting it take the spotlight.


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So, now you know all about the different advantages of these two classic designs. All that’s left to do is decide which one is right for you! Whichever design you prefer, Natalie K has an incredible selection to choose from. Our solitaire rings are elegant and timeless, and our 3 stone rings are as romantic and meaningful as they are beautiful. Check out our carefully crafted selection of rings and find the one you’ll love for a lifetime.