Justin Bieber dropped $500K on Hailey Baldwin’s oval-diamond engagement ring

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are a happy duo after engagement

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are still engaged. It’s lasted a whole week, let’s celebrate! Seriously, I still don’t know what to think about this engagement. Will it end in a month? Will they elope? Will they try to organize an actual wedding? Is it all part of some Scooter Braun conspiracy? Does the Hillsong church have anything to do with this? We still don’t know. Sources did speak to Us Weekly about WHY Justin proposed to Hailey right now:

All about timing? Justin Bieber “needed” this engagement to Hailey Baldwin, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly, noting that the singer was craving a sense of normalcy.

“He has been a kid sensation for as long as he can remember,” the source explains. “You become muted to that fame. He finally feels somewhat normal and it’s a right time for him to settle down with one person.”

[From Us Weekly]

This actually wouldn’t surprise me, you know? It’s less about Hailey being the love of his life and more about his “light being on,” and Justin just making up his mind that he was ready to try a for-real committed relationship. He doesn’t realize that he could just date someone, fall in love, move in together and NOT cheat on her and that would be a committed relationship too. Instead, he just dropped half a million dollars on a diamond ring for the first girl he saw when he decided he was ready for a commitment. Speaking of the ring, People Magazine has some details:

Justin Bieber put careful thought into planning fiancée Hailey Baldwin‘s engagement ring, says the man behind the diamond, Jack Solow, a private jeweler based at New York City’s family-run jewelry store Solow & Co.

“Justin did have a hand in selecting the diamond because I sent videos to his team,” Solow tells PEOPLE. “I know him through [his manager] Scooter Braun. When it came time to find a ring, Justin asked Scooter and said, ‘I’m ready to pop the question’ and he said, ‘There is only one place to go, ask Jack.’”

Solow, who is best friends with Braun’s father, designed engagement rings for Braun and his entire family and was honored to help the singer find the perfect stone for Baldwin.

“In the end, Justin wanted something that would gracefully accentuate Hailey’s beautifully-shaped hands. We settled on an oval stone that was just exceptional in its length and grace. Look at her hands — she’s exquisite,” says the jeweler, who had a “few weeks” to make the custom diamond sparkler, which is somewhere between 6 to 10 carats.

“Justin gave this a lot of thought. When I saw him, I think he was very happy about what we did together. He was in a very good head space for the decision he was making,” Solow recalls. “I showed him all the details and all the intricacies like I would give any other 25-year-old boy who would come to the office to buy an engagement ring. He seemed really excited. He was looking inside the diamond with the loop, and said ‘I think I see Hailey’s face.’ ”

[From People]

He started shopping for an engagement ring after he had been dating Hailey for maybe two weeks, tops. As I said earlier in the week, Hailey and Justin have known each other for a long time, so it’s not like they just met. I’m pretty sure that they’ve gone through some hook-up cycles before too. But still… you don’t put a ring on it after just a few weeks. Ridiculous.

Photos of her ring are all over Twitter and the internet – it’s a large oval diamond, between 4 to 6 carats, and the clarity and brightness are quite good. I’m not sure if it’s worth $500K, but it’s a beautiful stone.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin spotted heading to Dinner in Brooklyn

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. beatrixkiddo says:

    HE could not look more full of oxy if he tried.

    • smcollins says:

      He does look rough, and the ridiculous, fried hair is not helping. I’d feel bad for him if he didn’t act like such an entitled douchebag.

    • LORENA says:

      Genuinely curious, what makes you say that? I thought people on oxy were basically nodding off but I really don’t have experience with it

    • ocjulia says:

      What do you mean by that? Not attacking – just genuinely curious. Is there a “look” that people have with opioid addiction?

      • historybuff says:

        The ones I know look like they’ve stopped caring — about themselves, others, even food. They’re often crazy-thin and haggard with hair well past due for styling. It’s hard to tell with Justin.

    • Jordan says:

      I was thinking coke for the uppers such as the instarant.

      • Killjoy says:

        Jordan – good point wrt the instarant, and his behavior in general.

        However, I have to say, I think he actually looks pretty healthy. His grooming is bizarre to me, but for a young, rich (now) LA kid, the homeless/druggie chic is a look people actually go for. Like you’re so rich you don’t even have to try.

        I at least don’t think his skin or eyes look as bad as people say they do.

  2. RBC says:

    The guest list should be interesting. I would be surprised if no Kardashian/Jenners are invited

  3. Abby says:

    You know, my brother was DESPERATE to put a ring on someone, from a young (dating) age. Regardless of suitability. I think he just really wanted to lock down someone that he could count on for stability. He’s co-dependent, at the least. And my family is dysfunctional (Mom died when he was 20, my dad is mentally ill and undependable, etc). He almost-married one girl before he graduated college, wanted to marry his current wife within a month after they started dating the first time… after breaking up and getting back together a year later, literally after the FIRST DATE after dating again he was planning their engagement. They got engaged a few months later, over labor day, planned a May wedding… and eloped by Thanksgiving. Boy just wanted to lock it down. He’s got some issues, most definitely. And I wouldn’t say he’s a healthy member of their relationship. But… very Justin Bieber-ish.

    That ring is gorgeous. But it takes a while to make a ring, right? SO it was like, a week… then he’s planning the ring? This is just strange. But after the experience with my brother, it makes a little more sense when I think about it.

    • Kim says:

      As the old saying goes “Marry in haste, repent at leisure.”

      Not to say that sometimes it can work, but I think those cases (especially in this time period) are pretty rare.

      These two are young and both independently wealth, so unless unfortunate children are brought into this, there’s not much harm that can go down.

      At worse for Hailey (if this doesn’t work out) , it raises her profile, and she will get some type of $ settlement, probably not much but something.

  4. Snowflake says:

    They went to a jewelry store and played hide and seek in the store. Seriously. Makes me sick that that douchebag has so much money. Spoiled brat

  5. Lolo86lf says:

    Oh my God… $500,000.00!!!! When he’s older and past his prime as a pop artist he will regret spending all his money like crazy. Does he really think he will be making millions forever?

    • Killjoy says:

      I read he made over $80M last year so…if it’s mostly invested well, this is chump change for him.

  6. Enn says:

    It’s so incredibly gauche for jewelers and designers to give details like that. I was in fine jewelry for decades and never spoke about our clients.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      I was wondering if he is speaking with Biebers permission? Like do celebs agree to having these details shared because it’s good PR?

      I would have thought that expensive jewellers would be distreect and protect their costumers privacy.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I will admit to not following Justin Beiber (too old to like him myself and kids are too young to have been on that train) but from what I have caught here and there isn’t everyone around him pretty gauche? Just an observation but he’s an overgrown child apparently surrounded by yes men.

  7. LondonLozza says:

    The only thing’ I’ve got is to question whether she is wearing pvc cycling shorts? In this weather?!
    So glad to not be “young and trendy” anymore!

    • Snazzy says:

      LoL I was wondering about that too. What a terrible outfit

      • LondonLozza says:

        We have a phrase in England when something tries too hard look better than it is: you can’t polish a turd.

  8. launicaangelina says:

    Am I the only one who thinks “yeast infection” when looking at her leather shorts?! It’s summer! I’m in Texas and it’s miserably hot so leather clothes sounds awful.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I was just about to post this same thing. I’m getting itchy just thinking about it.

  9. Erin says:

    They both have the faces they deserve in that header photo.

  10. ocjulia says:

    The jeweler described JB as a 25 year old…boy.

  11. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I know everyone keeps saying that they’ve only been dating a month but people keep forgetting that they dated for a fair amount of time back in late 2015 into 2016. He even talked about marrying her in an interview back then. I was surprised that they were dating again but the engagement doesn’t surprise me at all. Now if it will last is a whole other story.

    • Hollz says:


      Your “fair amount of time” is from December (MAYBE November) in to JANUARY. Less than three months is NOT anywhere close to a fair amount of time.

  12. BendyWindy says:

    Oval shapes are not for me. Give me a pear or a cushion any day.

    • Jordan says:

      I LOVE the pear shape. I have a tanzanite ring with its shape being pear. It’s beautiful.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I like them for non-gemstones, like obsidian or opal, something where it pays to have more surface area to show off the intricacies. Diamonds just look tacky past a certain size, IMO.

      • Felicia says:

        By “non-gemstones” do you mean cabochon cut? Opals and obsidian are considered gemstones, but not often faceted.

  13. AnnaKist says:

    Five hundred grand for a bloody ring is just obscene. Besides, I think people who can’t dress themselves properly have no business getting “engaged”…

  14. me says:

    So she’s openly walking around with a half a million dollar ring on her hand just waiting to get robbed? She must be walking around with a fake and the real one is safe somewhere…she can’t be that dumb.

    Also, it’s super hot outside, even in NYC, why is Justin wearing a hoodie?

  15. CactusWren says:

    “I showed him all the details and all the intricacies like I would give any other 25-year-old boy who would come to the office to buy an engagement ring.“— is that shade?

    • ocjulia says:

      I think it’s unintentional shade. It’s not very smart to insult a customer who just spent half a million dollars, but clearly 120 Lbs of Dirtlip [credit: Kaiser] made an impression.

      What do you think? Shade?

    • Kate says:

      If he’s friends of Scooter’s father he’s probably just old and thinks all men younger than 40 are “boys.” That “boy” just gave him a load of business so he can’t be intentionally shading.

  16. Sumodo1 says:

    It’s got to be a dupe—or a large bodyguard is just out of view. Keep that half million dollar ring in a vault.

  17. Jordan says:

    Well a 2 ct Leo Diamond is $26,000. I’m guessing (worked as a diamontologist for a few years) it’s colorless so E in color. It’s probably a VVS1 with the entire halo diamonds being the same quality. Mounting is probably in platinum as that’s most expensive without the turning properties of white gold. Or center stone is IF, internally flawless with no inclusions.

    • Felicia says:

      Kind of hard to color grade a diamond face up, or grade it’s clarity from the photo here. But I would be very surprised if that’s a 500k stone. All things being equal, an oval (or pear, marquise, radiant etc) sell for less than a round brilliant, price per carat. Less wastage in the cutting process. What is glaring obvious from the pic here is that the diamond has extremely strong blue fluorescence, and those sell for a steep discount.

      • Jordan says:

        It’s not hard to grade it by looking at it physically- picture yes. Which is why I said guessing. Taking the price factor into account and the fact they can, I highly doubt he’s going anything less than colorless. Nor with her getting anything that has even the slightest yellow hint to it. I’ve seen countless white sapphires, created, that have that blue hue to it. Sometimes in moissinite but that looks more like the reflective side paneling of a mirror when it’s mounted. The science part of me like jewelry so I’m interested to know the clairty and color of said stone.

      • Felicia says:

        @Jordan: white diamonds are graded face down. D to H face are all white, face up. The only difference between a D and an H is the brightness of the white. H is where, face down, you start to see a very slight tint of yellow. And these are graded under a diamond grading lamp which has a UV filter, because blue fluorescence can make a yellow stone look whiter in daylight as I’m sure you know. The photo is blurry, taken in full daylight and face up.

        As I’m sure you also know, clarity grading is done at 10x magnification. The reality is that anything down to SI2 (GIA standards) isn’t visible to the naked eye. The demarcation lines between grades are miniscule.

        What I’m seeing in that daylight pic is extremely strong blue flourecence. It’s not that often that you see it so strongly that it shows up in photos like that.

        If you were selling diamonds, which is what I understand the term “diamontologist” to mean, as opposed to gemologist or more specifically a diamond grader, you know as well as I that, for the same carat weight, an oval (or pear, marquise etc) will look bigger than a round brilliant. You know that extremely strong fluorescence is a price negative parameter. No offense to your assumptions, because Beiber *could* afford the best of the best, but those two indicators signal to me that he went the “looks bigger, costs less” route. That being the case, I personally think the temptation of “Vvs2 inclusions aren’t eye visible” and “face up, unless you are a diamond grader, there’s not much difference between a D and an F or G” (both of which are true), were quite possibly things that he would have been susceptible to in a bigger, costs less mentality.

        I also personally think that these celebrities enter into an agreement with these jewellers where they get the stone/ring at cost price vs publicity and the right to issue statements like this one that are self-serving, make the celeb look like they are a big spender and boost the price of what they are selling.

      • Jordan says:

        Ou girl, my old district manager would have loved to have you in our store! But you’re correct about a lot. We had a black light in store that would allow us to further see the properties of the stones. I don’t see so much the blue that you’re talking about though. But then again, I saw the picture of her with the drink and that’s been my only REAL close up of it. I keep checking to see if we’ll get an actual picture.

        The company I worked for had tons of I2 and I3, color mostly H or I. I spent the first six months looking at the stones because we’d be asked by our DM what the color was based on appearance then have to go scope and loupe it. Once you get past E, the diamond looks cloudy and that’s not due to the inclusions. It doesn’t have the same fire. Least to my eyes. Personally can’t stand jewelry!

        I don’t know, I’m on the fence when it comes to what he actually got. I get the name drop and association for Jewelers and celebrities. Le Vian knows that game all too well. I don’t think Baldwin would accept anything less than a VVS1. If it’s a certified stone then there’s also the price jump. But then again, I’m assuming the celebrities are going after the finer things in life.

  18. Sarah says:

    What’s that saying about being stuck forever at the age you became famous? I feel sorry for him. People act like he was the only ass in the relationship with Selena. She was no angel, either. He’s done a lot in the last few years to try and redeem his DB ways. All he has done for the last year is go to church (cult?) and has stayed out of headlines for the most part. My theory on why he looks so terrible lately is bc he’s rebelling his established persona. I also think he’s been back with Hailey for longer than the public knows about.

  19. Somegirl says:

    My husband and I got engaged after 4.5 months of dating, but I’ll confess he did ask if I wanted his great grandmother’s engagement ring after 2-3 weeks, and we did look at engagement rings after about a month. By the time we were “engaged” the wedding was mostly planned, and we were engaged for only 6 weeks. And I wasn’t pregnant. And we were BARELY in our twenties. And broke and dumb. But it’s been over a decade and still together and still love each other. Sometimes it works.

    Now do I think it will with these two… No.

  20. minx says:

    I enjoy looking at engagement rings, even when I think the couple won’t stay together.
    It’s a pretty ring, actually tasteful.

  21. Carrie1 says:

    There’s nothing in the world that would make me want to be anywhere near this guy. Gross.

    It’s all about him too, from the engagement photo on… she’s all about him too. I still feel sorry for her.

  22. JFerber says:

    Sarah, Sorry, but I absolutely hate when people say of the woman in a relationship, “she was no angel either,” to make whatever abominable, verifiable (sometimes criminal) behavior on the man’s part somehow on a par with hers or that they’re equally to blame, canceling out his atrocities (if so they be). I’m not talking particularly about Justin here, just in general. I believe he cheated on Selena multiple times. Also, why isn’t Bieber still 21, since he looks no older than that? It’s only his baseball cap that makes him slightly taller than Hailey, and she looks to be about 5’4″. Hailey recently broke up with Shawn Mendes, the 19 year old singer I have an embarrassing crush on. If they do marry, I hope they’re happy.

  23. Hildog says:

    Ok I only have 2 minutes left on my work break, but I had to throw out an oldie (but goodie) from Arrested Development- Really? HER? Trust me, I am no JB fan, but…really? Her?

  24. JRenee says:

    Timeless occasions I’ve heard men marry when they are ready, women tend to marry when they feel they are truly in love.
    Maybe, maybe not.
    Maybe they will have a long engagement..

  25. Clairej says:

    Not a fan of either. I just hope that he gets very good advice and a iron tight prenup. He has a tragic Corey Haim air about him and I don’t think middle aged Justin will be as bankable as current Justin seems to be. Hayley just wants to be as famous as her other Instagram model friends, but it hasn’t happened. Kendall will be a bridesmaid for sure.

  26. effeff says:

    She’s had work done since the last time she was in the press, yeah? It looks like she is morphing into Bella Hadid.