|Knife Edge detail makes this pave setting stand out and draws the eye to the center diamond.|
A Knife-Edge Solitaire with Pave Details
Looking for a classic setting with a modern edge AND some unexpected details? Check out this 14kt white gold pave knife edge solitaire setting with Lotus basket ($810) set with an Asscher cut diamond.
What? Yes, that was definitely a mouthful! Let’s break it down because this setting has so many details your head might be spinning. In a good way.
A knife edge setting is a design made popular by Tiffany & Co. (See another great knife edge replica here) where the setting rises up to a ridge along the shank. In a plain metal band the effect is more pronounced and it gives the setting a thinner, more delicate look while still providing substantial material (gold or platinum) to create a durable, rigid band. In a pave setting, it provides a decorative element to the two rows of pave diamonds and allows your pave diamonds to be set on a slant so it can be seen and sparkle from multiple angles.
|Secret Details – A Lotus Basket Crown|
Another big trend in engagement rings right now are hidden or secret details. Pave baskets and hidden diamonds in the crown are nice touches – but they drive up the cost of your setting while adding elements that only the wearer can see. A Lotus basket is a unique detail that does not significantly drive up the setting price but makes your ring unique. See this detail in the image above. Lotus petals hug the base of your diamond with a feminine, lacy design.
|1.7 ct Asscher Cut Diamond from James Allen. Click for Price and 360 degree view.|
The ring above is set with an Asscher cut diamond – check out the one above from James Allen’s current collection for a similar quality and size stone.
Asscher cut diamonds have a modern sensibility and work amazingly well in contemporary and art deco or vintage style rings. Because Asscher diamonds are not cut to any specific ratio or proportion, each one is truly unique. I highly recommend inspecting an Asscher cut diamond before buying online. So visit a site like James Allen which allows you to rotate and inspect every Asscher on their site with their virtual loupe technology.
See above how one shopper customized this setting with an upgraded platinum band and 1.9 carat Asscher diamond. Visit the ring setting page on James Allen to see this setting with diamonds in a range of sizes and shapes.
Plus, don’t miss the great customer reviews from verified, satisfied customers at JamesAllen.com. Like the one below:
This is the most beautiful pave ring I found within my price range. I
get so many complements on it. If you are considering buying this ring,
you should definitely go ahead and get it! James Allen is a pleasure to
buy from and the ring is an excellent deal!