Pave diamond rings make use of smaller melees to place an emphasis on the main stone. The idea behind such a setting is to make use of clustered diamonds to create an illusion of a large diamond surface. The benefits of the setting technique are two-fold. Not only are smaller diamonds priced cheaper than bigger stones, this design can give the engagement ring the extra sparkle without the huge costs.
Other setting methods include the use of micro pave techniques to reduce the spacing between individual melees. The resultant appearance takes on a fused look and makes the ring dance in a brilliant display of scintillation and light dispersion. If you are looking for a setting that offers value for money while maximizing the bling factor, the pave setting is probably the best choice for you.