Tampa Diamond Center has many exclusive designs to choose from such as the exclusive handmade Micro Pave setting. Custom designs are our specialty. All you need is to provide us with a picture or concept and watch your dream ring become a reality.
micro-pave' is pave' set under a microscope. These settings are created by hand, working a flat surface of metal, and lifting the small grains of metal from the surface to hold each diamond. A very time consuming and precise technique perfected over many years of training.
Pave setting is a technique used by jewelry artists to create brilliance. The surface of the gold or platinum is drilled by the setter so that when the diamonds are set they will sit very close to each other, almost touching. This look literally covers the surface with diamonds. The diamonds are then set in place with small beads of gold or platinum.
The most highly skilled pave setters hide the gold under the diamonds and allow only the small beads to show. The micro pave setting uses smaller diamonds, and requires more skill to have a uniform surface to create the brilliant look of pave.
We only use full cut diamonds in our settings.