When considering a diamond engagement ring or wedding ring, the top priority for most buyers is the center stone. This is understandable – the diamond or other stone being used carries the bulk of the ring’s value and is the centerpiece of the look in nearly every situation.
At AAA Jewelers, we offer a huge variety of engagement rings, wedding rings and other jewelry items. We’re here to remind you that while choosing the perfect center stone is and should be a key factor for all buyers, there are others to keep in mind as well. One of the key items on this additional list is the band style, which today can be customized in numerous ways to fit your precise style needs. One band style is known as the “pave” band, which refers to the band being paved with tiny diamonds that line its surface. Let’s look at a few popular varieties of pave bands and how they compare when you’re selecting the perfect band for your next ring.
For those looking for a thin, relatively unobtrusive band design that still exudes class and quality, the single row rounded pave band design is often a great choice. For starters, it’s extremely comfortable and light on the hand, a big plus for those who don’t want to be bothered by their ring throughout a given day.
In addition, the rounded look leaves just a bit of non-paved metal on the edges to allow for rounding. Many buyers choose a single row of diamonds on the band, though you have options for more than one row here. Rounded bands can be created for virtually any thickness, in fact, so you can go as thin or as wide as you like here.
An alternative is the square edge band, which is desirable in many cases due to the way diamonds reach further along the edge of the ring. The square edge also lines up with a matching wedding band, which is perfect for many buyers who want to coordinate these two bands.
For those looking for a more detailed design, a popular item is the three-row pave band. As the name suggests, this style comes with three rows of diamonds on the band, viewable from all sides for a 3-D effect that many are drawn to. You also have the choice of whether you want the band to be rounded or square, which usually depends on the center stone shape. For shapes like cushion or round cuts, you really can choose either option based on your preference.
For more on choosing a perfect pave band for your engagement or wedding ring, or to learn about any of our diamond jewelry, speak to the staff at AAA Jewelers today.