(Closed) what do people mean when they say “dainty”?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe they are trying to say that they think it’s small but who cares what they think.  It’s perfect for you and your FI and that’s what matters not someone’s backhanded compliment.

Post # 4
Member
244 posts
Helper bee

i like dainty.  i say it when it’s very princess-like… lol, is the band of your ring thin?  or maybe your finger is thin and your ring isn’t overpowering it.  

Post # 5
Member
11397 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t think its negative at all. I know alot of time people call rings dainty when their band on the e-ring is thinner. Like 2mm or smaller. Mine is considered dainty. 🙂

Post # 6
Member
3257 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it’s meant as a compliment…

Dainty usually means elegant and princess-y. 

By your avatar photo, you look like a thin, petite girl, so I’m sure your ring finger is “dainty,” thus your ring is going to be dainty.

I wouldn’t read too much into it. 🙂

Post # 7
Member
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I like dainty…. Whatever the “sayer” is meaning it really doesn’t matter… for me dainty always makes me think of really girly & sweet.

Post # 8
Member
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

When I think of dainty I think of delicate and feminine. I consider my set dainty b/c they both have thin bands…but my diamond is a 3ct. brilliant cut. I would take it as a compliment:)

Post # 9
Member
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Dainty was what I was looking for in a ring. I consider it to mean “delicate and pretty.” I have a 2mm knife-edge band (so it looks really thin) with a half carat princess cut diamond and I’ve been searching for an equally dainty wedding band. I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all.

Post # 10
Member
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

feminine, not elaborate

Post # 13
Member
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@TineTine07:

That ring is gorgeous. I’d take dainty as a compliment. I don’t think your fingers look large at all. I thought 7 was average.

Post # 15
Member
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@TineTine07:

Haha I wear a 4 and that’s really tiny. They make most of the sample rings a 6 or 7 because that’s average. Your fingers aren’t big, your friends just have little fingers. There’s been a few polls on here about ring size.

Post # 16
Member
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would say delicate and small.  But your ring does not look dainty to me.  Its gorgeous!!!

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