In these photos, you can see all the stages of making a pavé wedding band.
From a glob of metal, in this case 18 karat white gold, the ring is formed and ready to be cut to the right size.
The ring is being sawed at the correct size point so it can be soldered together into one continuous piece.
The ring is being heated and the two ends soldered together.
It is now one piece.
Here the ring is being sanded and shaped.
Once it has been sanded and shaped, it is checked to make sure that the millimeter width is correct.
The inside of the ring is being marked with an “18K” stamp.
The ring is ready to be set with diamonds, so its time to measure the stones.
Little holes are carved into the band where the diamonds will eventually be set.
The holes are all carved out, and it’s time for the last step: set the diamonds!
Ta-da! The ring is sparkly and ready to be worn!