Justin Bieber 'saw Hailey Baldwin's face' in the diamond while buying the $500,000 engagement ring
The ring that is reportedly worth $500,000 was carefully selected by Justin Bieber to reflect Hailey Balwin's style and personality from New York jewelry store Solow & Co
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's engagement may have taken you by surprise but the cost of the rock that she sports on her finger is shocking. The ring that is reportedly worth $500,000 was carefully designed by Justin Bieber, said jeweler Jack Solow of the New York jewelry store Solow & Co.
"I was very genuinely excited for him and I had heard that he was with somebody very, very special and that they had bonded over personal things and I was just very, very happy like I would be for any young man who's on that next stop of his life, but for Justin, of course, it's that much more special and that much more visible for everybody," Solow told E! News. He added that "Justin had a big hand in it. He had certain design elements that he wanted and he had certain expectations."
Solow also revealed that he wanted a design that would allow the diamond to take the spotlight. "It was about the diamond. I think he knew very well what Hailey wanted in a ring, but he wanted it very much to be about a very special diamond. He left it in my hands to try and select the most beautiful diamond for someone like Hailey," he said.
Justin also was very involved in selecting the diamond. Solow told People, "I sent videos to his team. 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.' 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," he said.
He also said that the diamond is approximately 6 to 10 carats. Justin had to make a choice between a cushion cut stone and an oval one and he picked the latter. Solow also said that he wanted it to be in 18-carat yellow gold specifically. "My guess is that it was important to Hailey," he said, "The ring is beautiful. There's no doubt."
"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. 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 said "He seemed really excited. He was looking inside the diamond with the loop, and said 'I think I see Hailey’s face.' "
A source close to Beiber reportedly said, "Money was no object and he really wanted to splash the cash on the ring as a sign of his affection. Hailey means the absolute world to him so he only wanted the very best for her."