Selena's ring from Justin
Selena's ring from Justin
So, you know that adorable "J" ring Justin Bieber gifted unto Selena Gomez for Valentine's Day? Yeah, well, word is it's a pre-engagement ring. That isn't an engagement ring, but a pre-engagement ring. Big difference.

According to a source, "[The ring] was kind of a pre-engagement ring, really. They’re too young to get married, but they are just head over heels in love with each other and they want to spend the rest of their lives together ... It symbolizes their intention to be together for a long time.”

Oh my God, that's so sweet. Not. Pre-engagement rings are for the birds.

Selena and Justin are lovely and adorable and blah, blah, blah, but I really don't see a need for a pre-engagement ring between the two of them. Or between anyone.

Break out the big guns -- the diamonds, the bling, the jewels -- when you actually do get engaged. Adding a new piece of jewelry to your hand is part of the fun -- it's a visual reminder to you and the world that, holy shit, you're getting married. No, it isn't all about the jewelry, but it's kind of cool to look down at your hand every once in a while after getting engaged and seeing a finger party.

Also, there's the whole "what the hell is a pre-engagement" thing. If you're planning on getting engaged, married, whatever, you kind of know it already, right? It's a discussion that's been had between your partner and you. And if you and your partner have gone as far as to have such a serious conversation, you shouldn't need a piece of jewelry to solidify things. The words themselves should be enough. The ring is to solidify an actual engagement, not the promise of one.

I'm chalking this one up to the fact that Justin and Selena are just young, though. And rich. They need to spend their money on something. So why not a brand new shiny diamond pre-engagement ring? Hey, it's definitely smarter than the real deal.

What are your thoughts on pre-engagement rings?

 

Image via Selena Gomez/Instagram