Is 1/2 carat ring too small

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
343 posts
Helper bee

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 # 18
2699 posts
Sugar bee

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
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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 # 22
741 posts
Busy bee

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
8536 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

haileyblue :  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
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

pereird31 :  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
2631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I also have a half carat and love it!  I think it’s a great size.

Post # 28
454 posts
Helper bee

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
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
288 posts
Helper bee

pereird31 :  Co-worker is a cow. Probably jealous. Ring is beautiful – ignore her!

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