From Best Friends To The Biebers
Can you believe that Justin and Hailey have known each other for a decade? That’s right – way before Justin’s rollercoaster romance with his on-and-off ex-flame Selena Gomez, the Biebs met Hailey during a backstage meet-and-greet at The Today Show in 2009. Although they didn’t have instant chemistry, they remained good friends as they grew up and advanced in their careers. By 2014, the two constantly denied rumours that they were dating, going as far as announcing how they were nothing but good friends on social media.
Planning The Perfect Proposal
Several Jelena breakups and a short-lived affair later, Jailey became everyone’s #couplegoals when they reunited in June last year. Within a month of getting back together, Justin took Hailey on a surprise getaway to the Bahamas where he proposed during a romantic dinner at the resort. By July 7, 2018 they were officially engaged!
Justin announced the news in a touching Instagram post where he shared his excitement about spending the rest of his life with his bride-to-be. JB captioned his photo with: “Hailey I’m soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindly.” If you think things couldn’t get any sweeter, wait until you see photos of the ring around her finger!
Hailey Flashes Her New Bling
Paparazzi spotted the inseparable twosome celebrating their engagement while on vacation, and Hailey wasn’t shy about showing off her massive rock! She loved it so much that we would see her wearing it everywhere, whether it was a date, a photo shoot, or a red carpet event. Justin had one man to thank for the gorgeous masterpiece of a diamond, and that’s NYC Jeweller Jack Solow of Solow & Co.
Solow told ET Online: “The ring is gorgeous. It is what Hailey wanted. She wanted a gorgeous band with diamonds and that is what she got, one row of diamonds around the band and a sprinkle of diamonds in the gallery. The ring compliments the center stone.”
Let’s Talk About Hailey Bieber’s Ring
So how did the ‘Love Yourself' singer find the perfect ring for Hailey? Jack Solow gave People Magazine the insider scoop, saying: “Justin did have a hand in selecting the diamond because I sent videos to his team. I know him through 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.’”
Design, Cut, And Style
The oval cut solitaire diamond is flawlessly breathtaking! You’ll find conflicting reports on how many carats the centre stone has, but we can safely say that it has at least six and ten at most, finished with an 18 karat yellow gold band. Jack explained the reason he chose this style, telling People: “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.”
So How Much Was It?
When you’re Justin Bieber’s bae, you can’t put a price on true love. According to TMZ, Hailey Baldwin’s ring cost a whopping $USD500,000 – and if that doesn’t scream “I love you”, then we don’t know what does! While some jewellers believe that the Biebs overpaid for his selection, it seems like he paid a premium since Solow only had a few weeks to customise it to perfection. Jack did Justin a huge favour by hand-delivering the ring to his New York apartment the morning they were about to fly out to the Bahamas.
Justin’s Personal Touch
In the same People interview, Jack gushed over the pop sensation’s incredible attention to detail. “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 headspace for the decision he was making.” In a sit-down piece with E! News, Jack recalled: “There was one moment when he looked into the diamond, and I said, ‘What do you see inside that diamond?’ He goes, ‘I think I see Hailey’s face,’ so that was kind of cute.”
Justin and Hailey got married at a private ceremony in NYC back in September last year. According to a source close to the lovebirds, they always had plans of having an elegant church wedding surrounded by their loved ones. On September 30, 2019, the newlyweds celebrated their first anniversary with a second marriage, exchanging “I do’s” and Tiffany and Co. love rings for the world to see. Hailey’s wedding ring perfectly complemented her engagement ring, with two golden, embellished bands that represent how they’re intertwined forever.
Diamonds Are Forever
Belieb it or not, Justin and Hailey are meant to be together. It isn’t hard to see that they’re madly in love, and their grand gestures of affection prove just how much they mean to each other. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them, and we can tell that it’ll be as bright as a diamond!