The pave setting in the jewelry world refers to the type of setting which resembles a exquisitely crafted cobble walkway. A series of gems are set very closely together, usually in a white metal, which gives a very sheeny and eye capturing effect to the jewelry. Micro pave jewelry is essentially the same idea only taken to an extreme level . Rather than a series of larger sized stones in a single setting, the micro pave technique uses a large amount of very small stones and puts them in a setting in which they are very close together.
This type of jewelry has become more and more popular recently because of its almost unbelievable ability to catch the light and reflected it in a dazzling and effervescent way. It takes a very highly skilled and talented crafter to produce this type of jewelry. Creating these types of pieces is very difficult due in large part to the sheer number of stones which are used. Once you see a piece of finally made micro pave jewelry, it is hard to imagine anything else as beautiful. Jewelry of this type has become increasingly popular with the hip hop community.
The fact that micro pave is so very labor intensive usually means that only the finest stones are used in the piece. Cubic zirconium is a perfect stone to use in this type of jewelry because by using hundreds of tiny stones it is virtually impossible for the naked eye to tell the difference between these artificial stones and their much more valuable counterparts. This type of jewelry is so glamorous and beautiful that it can be worn with just about any outfit on any occasion. Since only the most talented of jewelry makers can produce a quality piece of micro pave jewelry, you can rest assured that yours will last a lifetime.
It takes a lot of time to create this type of jewelry setting. While the pave setting has become fairly common, the micro pave version is still not quite main stream enough to be seen regularly. The amount of time it takes to create one of these means that there is still a fairly high level of exclusivity associated with them. Some jewelers will make custom creations although the cost can be substantially more than for an off the shelf piece. This type of jewelry is perfect for someone who wants to get noticed and is interested in making a bold statement.