(Closed) Is 1/2 carat ring too small

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 31
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Personally, I think it’s a great size. Maybe your co-worker meant it was delicate and beautiful or maybe she meant it was puny and small. Who cares? There are some people who would look at a 2 carat ring and think, “He could have afforded more. Jerk!” It’s all a matter of perspective (and in some cases, rudeness). My BF and I live in his 1700 square foot house. It’s no mansion, but bigger than anything I’ve ever owner (lived in apartments and condos my whole life). A friend came over for dinner and exclaimed, “Wow, so cute! Just the perfect size for the two of you!” I thought, “bitch!” Lol.  I adore our house. We renovated it just so and it’s exactly what we want. Own it.

Post # 32
26 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think if the ring fits your personality then it is perfect. I have a 1/2 carot and he spent a lot of time picking it out because he knew I’d be wearing it everyday. I tend to scratch my face on high set stones so he got one thats a bit more sporty so that I wouldnt hurt my face. If your ring is perfect for you and you see the love behind it, dont let snooty coworkers bring you down. 


Post # 33
8602 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think it looks really blingy! Especially with the sidestones.

Post # 34
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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pereird31 :  1/2 isn’t my ideal size but if you like it then dont listen to what other people say! 

Post # 35
1751 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think it’s absolutely beautiful! I think it looks great alone, as well as with the bands. Only you can decide if the ring is too big or too small for you – it depends on what you like, your activity level, if you’re used to wearing rings, etc… If you love the ring, then that’s all that matters.

And anyone who comments on a ring’s size is kind of a bitch anyway.

Post # 36
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I don’t understand why anyone feels they have to justify their stone/ring.

Post # 37
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I think everyone has their preference , But i would NEVER criticize anyone for what they like/taste  but like other bees said if you love it don’t listen to what other people say. But I honestly think she meant to compliment you 

Post # 38
2552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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pereird31 : your ring is not small at all. Are you sure she meant it that way? I think sometimes words like cute and dainty can get taken the wrong way. Like the opposite of cute and dairy would be ugly and harsh, useing a thesaurus. You could have a ring with the exact same stones in it as your’s but with big awkward prongs and the stones arranged in an unflattering fashion and your ring would be accurately described as cute and dainty in comparison to it. I don’t think those words are intended as veiled insults nearly as much as people take them to be.

Post # 39
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think it’s a fine size. If you ever find yourself dissatisfied with it you can always upgrade but it’s certainly not worth it now. Many people can afford big rings but don’t always choose them either because of their taste or profession. It’s a matter of preference. 

Half carat to a carat is pretty standard IMO and yours has the additional side stones. There are plenty of women with half carat and below solitaires that have beautiful rings that give them great finger coverage. Enjoy your ring and being engaged 🙂 

Post # 40
8 posts

I am shocked at the comments about the coworker being rude or a bitch. I personally love when people compliment my ring as being cute and dainty because that’s exactly what I love about it. “Cute and dainty” does not mean that it’s not beautiful or sparkly. I can tell your ring is pretty “blingy” with all the accent stones. I feel bad that people can’t give out compliments without people taking it the wrong way or being offended. Regardless, as long as you love your ring and the man/woman who gave it to you, that’s all that matters. 🙂

Post # 41
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

I personally don’t think it is small at all. My engagement ring is just a single half carat stone with nothing else. I love it and honestly for me it’s just the fact that my fiance decided he wanted to marry me that matters not the size of the ring. 

Also, if you are happy with it who cares what others think. It’s your ring. Not theirs. If they have a problem with your ring oh well. Don’t let it bother you. 

The ring is beautiful by the way. 

Post # 42
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Definitely not small! It’s very beautiful.

I am also shocked at people calling your coworker a cow, jerk and a bitch without knowing for sure that it was an insult. I was not there to hear the tone of voice, but to me it sounds like a compliment! As another poster has said, dainty to me doesn’t mean small, it means elegant, well-formed, not clunky. It could be (and I do hope so) that your coworker meant that.

Post # 43
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I had a client call my ring “really cute” the other day & she absolutely meant it as a compliment (I have a 1.52 carat pear). Shes a very sweet person & ive known her for a few years. Perhaps you think it’s too small & were hyper-sensitive to this comment? Either way, it’s about what YOU love & what YOU are happy with. Enjoy your beautiful ring bee! 

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