A dainty engagement ring is all about small ring size and a simple design that normally features a solitaire diamond. The smaller and simpler the ring, the daintier it is. The ring shank width also plays a role in how dainty an engagement ring is.
Small engagement rings are a great choice for those who prefer to have a low-maintenance ring that is still fashionable. Bigger isn’t always better and a ring choice is ultimately up to the taste and personal style of the wearer. They are also a great choice because they may be more comfortable to place on fingers because of the fighter weight and are considerably more affordable than more elaborate or ‘heavier’ ring designs.
If a band is too thin it will bend and eventually break easier. Some jewelers recommend that bands that are less than 1.3mm thick should not be worn every day and should be well taken care of. Ideally, most rings should not be less than 1.8mm thick in order to increase their durability.
A 1-carat diamond is perfectly large enough to attract attention, and a 1-carat is often considered the benchmark for a standard-size engagement ring. In the US, the average size of an engagement ring is 1.08 carats, and almost half of the engagement rings weigh between 1-1.2 carats.
Given that the average engagement ring diamond is 1.08 carats, a 2-carat diamond would be considered big.
Most dainty rings may be simple, but not all simple rings are dainty. Daintiness is a matter of size whereas simple engagement rings are characterized by more minimalist designs and styles that feature only one gemstone. You can have a simple engagement ring that is either large or the standard size of an engagement ring.