Post # 16
The dainty engagment ring is a trend. And for wedding bands it seems there’s a competition to see how thin a gold band they can make! For real. It’s a trend. She paid you a compliment.
Now, when my sister got engaged, our mutual friend examined it and exclaimed: “that’s it??? what a jerk!” THAT is what someone says when they intend to insult your ring.
Post # 17
yes I got offended when someone made a comment about my ring. I am not insecure about my ring at all. But in my community and culture when someone calls your ring dainty it means it is small and like taking a subliminal comment about you. So maybe where she is from it means the opposite. It’s like when people say oh bless your heart in certain cultures it is viewed as a derogatory comment. I don’t mean to sound on the defensive at your comment, just trying to explain my point of view
Post # 18
It’s beautiful and suits your hand perfectly. I also have large fingers and frequently wear a .60ct. I don’t feel it’s small AT ALL. You know what she meant by “dainty”. Pay it no mind. That ring and your hand are a match made in heaven.
Post # 19
Absolutely not!!! We are lucky to be in the position to be able to afford pretty things to wear the rest of our lives which express our commitment and love to our partner. Your ring will be like a time machine, forever capturing the moment in every way when you both promised to be life partners.
Post # 20
Your ring is beautiful, it may not be on the “large” side but the overall design of your ring is absolutely lovely, pretty, blingy and just plain gorgeous. The bands just make it pop even more, I would not let a comment like that make me question anything…..
Post # 21
1/2 carat is the perfect size IMO!
Post # 22
I don’t think this comment is something to be offended about at all, imo your coworker was complimenting your ring, not being rude about it.
Post # 23
This is exactly what I think dainty means!
OP – It is not too small at all, I am a UK bee and that is pretty big here.
Post # 24
There is a chance that the person who commented really likes smaller stones, and wasn’t trying to imply that it was a bad thing. I personally don’t really like rings that are 1ct or more, so I love your ring because of the fact that its not gigantic and cumbersome.
Small stones and large stones shouldn’t correspond with “bad” and “good.” They’re just two different preferences.
Post # 25
Its beautiful! It is very similar in size to my ring, and we have the same finger size! People said mean things to me too when we first got engaged. “Oh, thats cute, but you will upgrade soon right?”. “Its so great he couldnt wait to save to buy you a ring so he bought you that one”. People are jerks. Just ignore them. If you love it, rock it. No one else needs to love your ring, just you and your Fiance (or DH).
Post # 26
I also have a half carat and love it! I think it’s a great size.
Post # 27
I think it’s a gorgeous size.
Post # 28
Too small for what? To sparkle? No. To count as a ring? No. To your coworker? Apparently. It’s not a big deal.
Post # 29
Are you in a happy marriage? Do you love your husband? These are the questions that matter.
You co-worker is a jerk.
Post # 30
Co-worker is a cow. Probably jealous. Ring is beautiful – ignore her!