Pavé Stone Setting

Jewelry Set in a Paved Manner

Pavé Set Rhinestone Heart Pin, Ca. 1940s
Pavé Set Rhinestone Heart Pin, Ca. 1940s. - Jay B. Siegel

Definition: a word of French origin derived from paver or "to pave"; used to describe a stone setting technique where gemstones or rhinestones are set as closely together as possible on a metal base; technique first used in the early 1900s in fine jewelry and copied prolifically in costume jewelry thereafter

Pronunciation: pah-vay

Examples: Julia always thought her aunt's favorite pavé set brooch was comprised of genuine diamonds, but she learned upon inheriting it the stones were actually made of glass.