Here are more reasons to avoid jewelry with lots of tiny diamonds:
- There’s an increased statistical chance of losing a diamond from ordinary wear…which destroys the jewelry look until a teeny replacement stone can be found to be set in tiny prongs.
- There’s less gold or platinum used in small prong settings resulting in overall less value for the jewelry item.
- Teeny tiny diamonds are harder to clean and keep clean for maximum sparkle. Ultrasonic cleaning is a no, no!
- Teeny, tiny diamonds have fewer facets and thus less sparkle or white lightning.
- Solitaire diamond jewelry is always a hot look.
The above points aren't apparent in flashy TV ads.
Diamonds in Pave, other invisible settings or small prongs are really delicate... maybe too much so for extra special Christmas jewelry gifts. They are a real no, no for jewelry like engagement rings that will be worn 24/7 or subject to hard duty like gardening. I would make exceptions for only very casual or inexpensive jewelry styles.