Want Your Valentine's Gift to Top Beyoncé's? Then Your Guy Will Have to Do Better Than Jay Z

02/11/2014 at 12:30 PM ET

Beyonce Valentine's Day GiftKevin Mazur/Wireimage. Inset: Courtesy Tacori

What does the guy who has everything give the girl who has everything? There are only so many gold-plated limousines, crystal-studded private jets and yachts renamed in one’s honor you can give before it starts to feel old. This year, Jay Z went back to basics, selecting a simple, mixed-metal bracelet with a sentimental message to give to his bride, Beyoncé.

Of course, he had a little help in the shopping department. Some guys turn to the Internet for gifting assistance; Jay Z relies on Beyoncé’s stylist Ty Hunter, who picked up Tacori’s new $2,390 Promise Bracelet.

RELATED: All our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas, right this way!

“[Hunter] got the bracelet and took it with him to give to Jay Z,” a source tells PEOPLE — adding that Jay Z couldn’t keep it under wraps until Friday. “He said Jay was waiting for Valentine’s Day to gift her along with a few other presents, but … that Beyoncé is always too eager and you can’t hold any secret from her, so he decided to give it to her earlier.”

The bracelet’s silver and gold intertwined motif is designed to represent the couple uniting, and it can only be unlocked with a special key, which will make it that much harder to misplace the next time she’s on the HMS Beyoncé.

Do you like this gift? What are you hoping for for Valentine’s Day? Lt us know below!

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Mary Margaret

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 77 comments

june on

Nice gift. And surprisingly inexpressive. Simple and pretty.

Sommer on

I love it! :)

Mandi on

Make it stop. These two are so over exposed.

Sharon on

Who cares!

susan on

I didn’t realize Valentine’s Day was about the gifts, but about love.

Guest on

No. Do not like! I’d prefer nothing over that thing

ddcook2 on

Jay Z and Beyoncé used to have a certain charm and mystique. Now they are all over the place and no longer special. They are more “who cares” now.

guest on

maybe he should have gotten her mouthwash?

Judy on

I think the bracelet is not pretty at all.

Liz on

Is this supposed to be an ad for Tacori bracelets?

LoveNHappiness on

Why would you title the article- by saying Beyonce dont look but you know that he ALREADY gave it to her. Great journalism! :/

button on

I wouldn’t accept a gift bought by an employee. I would rather have nothing if my husband couldn’t take the time to shop for me.

CJ on

All the while, children are starving to death around the globe.

hautemom on

ugh, these two….bet they released this story themselves so they can see their names all over the internet. they are disgusting.

Kelli Morlock on

I think it’s a beautiful gift from Jay-Z it’s heartfelt and I think that the fact that it didn’t cost very much makes it all that more special because its really from his heart not his wallet. Happy Valentines you two

pb on

sounds like a knock off version of Cartier love bracelet..

Tiffany on

Who cares…..

tara on

really nice for them but why do we have access to their private gestures? is it all just publicity for Tacori? by “source” I take it you mean Tacori spokesperson or stylist Ty Hunter? nothing is ever done with genuine honesty in hollywood.

Jenn on

Honestly, getting a little tired of hearing about these two and Kanye and Kim as well. They just seem to be going around flaunting all their money while most of us are happy just to have a job to support our families.

Failene on

It’s a lovely bracelet and quite inexpensive, considering how wealthy Jay-Z is. However, I think this gesture between husband and wife could’ve been kept private. I guess Beyonce’s stylist couldn’t resist trying to get some free publicity for himself and Tacori, at the risk of over-exposing his client.

Icon on

0_0…*waiting for the point of this story* Then again, its probably another gratuitous BeyJay story just to draw people in.

Icon on

Here’s a thought for the guy that has everything and a girl that has everything. Why not host a Valentines dinner for homeless couples at a rec center complete with a chocolate dessert and a flower for each of the ladies. Then, end it with an impromptu concert and renewal of their vows. Now, that would have been a sexy story.

Naomi on

PEOPLE, the headline for this news story (“Beyonce, don’t look!”) is completely misleading, since later in the article, you reveal that Beyonce already received the gift. Shady journalism. *SMH*

Becky on

I was thinking he should of bought her a new wig, her hair looks awful.

Michael on

Who cares?

Linda Hansen on

Who care’s is right ! Sick of hearing about these over paid Hollywood people spending so much money on little things, when people are out of work, trying to feed their families, the cost of that bracelet would pay for 2 mos. of my mtg.payment and some food. I lost my job, and I get annoyed hearing about these people, Kardashian’s can be added to list also. What’s wrong with these people? Out of touch with the real world.

James G. Seinkner on


Donna on

JayZ should have purchased a four-year college tuition for the both of them. If these two can spend time furthering their education, then they can stay out of the spotlight for a very long time.

Victor on

Jay-Z looks like a beated up turtle.

ima conservative on

maybe something from the oval office also????

Diane on

The key thing is just goofy.. Who’s gonna keep up with that key? It will be lost in no time.. and too much fumbling around to try to open it.. too much trouble. Kinda goofy gift.

Ann on

Very nice. Like June said, simple and pretty.

Lulu on

$2390 for that skimpy bracelet?? It’s not all that either – gold and SILVER? Who pays that for silver? The store must just up the price because these idiots like paying that much!

Lulu on

$2390 for that skimpy bracelet? Says it is gold and silver. looks like mostly silver. Should not be expensive at all. Guess the store ups the price because these idiots feel good paying that much.

pugz on

Maybe he could have gotten her some talent, but I guess he wouldn’t know where to shop for that.

stylin on

He should have given her hair extensions. Her hair looks terrible.

NC on

Happy Valentines Day

Arlington on

Must be a slow news day.

jess on

My husband tops Jay z easily, he cooks a great dinner (even if he has worked for weeks without a day off), does any house work that needs to be done, and when the kids were small, he made sure to help them with my cards or flowers.. that they picked out for me. I can go one better, our 24yr old son made reservations to take me to dinner this Valentines day; not only a husband from heaven, but 4 great kids to boot

Dratonhill on

I thought she was going to get a bath in bleach so her skin would match her blond hair and a pair of blue contact lenses.

Wannetta Robinson on



Gee, and I only got my wife a card………

Peter on

If you like it then you better out a ring on “IT”. That’s the only song I know that Beyoncé does and it’s not a correct pronoun but what public school kids will know the difference. Illuminati Is not enlightenment.

bonnie on

I think its lovely that Jay Z has a stylist choose and buy a gift for his wife. Seriously, he can’t do this himself? How PERSONAL and loving is that???

dena on

Forget the bracelet look at her eyebrows

murf on

Does anyone really care? Another 2 people that could just
float away and after a month no one would miss them.

Jc on

Please GO AWAY!! America is tired of hearing about these two over rated people.

tim on

gifting inequality

Constance Lyon on

Beautiful bracelet-lucky lady-Happy Valentines to ya both

kay on

I am hoping for FOOD in the cupboard! can’t eat a bracelet, but sure could get $ to feed us for awhile.

Zelmo Beatty on

Should give her a battery acid enema

Me on

@icon, seriously, shut up. Why don’t you do that? I’m certain you can afford a spaghetti dinner. To the people griping that V – day is about love and not gifts, that’s probably because you don’t get anything. Give it a rest!

Ivan on

JZ should have given her a pass to a University or College so she can learn how to express herself in English so the fans can understand her better!

anitra on

They are so cute together. A very special couple indeed. Jay is that dude!

Ed on

NOPE……………….Looks like a neat Hose Clamp tho !!

Ed on

NOPE…….A cute looking Hose Clamp tho

Ed on

NOPE…..Looks like a neat Hose Clamp tho…!!

sheila on

its very pretty, nice

sheila on

its very pretty,nice

xashey on

The Moocher will want one now.

Judi Cornfield on

What a pleasant surprise. Jay Z gave her a beautiful and sentimental gift of reasonable cost. I love it and hope they have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Bob on

Hopefully some talent…something she is has yet to figure out….

Bob on

Hopefully she’ll get some talent…..

darwin on

Her ass hole eaten out… if I were her man that be like my valentines day gift to her and also every other day of the week!

dhw on

Has she changed the beginning of that “song” , or is she still disrespecting the space shuttle tragedy ?

Doobie on

No doubt some kind of Illuminati message inscribed on it.

Steve Kraus on


ssj455 on

Is she getting a back door delivery?

Heather on

Beautiful gift. There are so many miserable, racist people on the internet. Can’t vent their frustrations any other way.

Nyah on

The bracelet is very pretty. Beyoncé has more talent in her pinky fingernail than the people talking about her talent have in their whole bodies. She’s a smart lady also. I can judge from some of your rantings that you don’t seem very intelligent and jealous to boot.

Nyah on

How is remembering the space shuttle tragedy disrespecting. I guess it’s better to act like it never happen. It’s funny that nobody said anything about Garth Brooks using footage of the Challenger in his video, The Dance. No, the people that disrespected the astronauts were the ones that were too cheap to put the O ring on the shuttle that would’ve prevented it from happening.

Nyah on

Some of you can save the Illuminati talk for the ones that send our military to fake wars, so them and their already rich fans can get richer. Again, some of you are very dumb.

Nyah on

I did mean their already rich friends. Think Haliburton.

Raffaele Zuccaro on

The only thing she can do is TWERK OFF!!!!!

Janine on

In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides. Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and inciting discord in online comment sections, so-called Internet “trolls” (who are frequently anonymous) have a polarizing effect on audiences, leading to politicization, rather than deeper understanding of scientific topics.

That’s bad, but it’s nothing compared with what a new psychology paper has to say about the personalities of so-called trolls themselves. The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues, sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called “Dark Tetrad”: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).

It is hard to underplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the Internet.

In the study, trolls were identified in a variety of ways. One was by simply asking survey participants what they “enjoyed doing most” when on online comment sites, offering five options: “debating issues that are important to you,” “chatting with others,” “making new friends,” “trolling others,” and “other.” Here’s how different responses about these Internet commenting preferences matched up with responses to questions designed to identify “Dark Tetrad” traits:

E.E. Buckels et al, “Trolls just want to have fun,” Personality and Individual Differences, 2014.

To be sure, only 5.6 percent of survey respondents actually specified that they enjoy “trolling.” By contrast, 41.3 percent of Internet users were “non-commenters,” meaning they didn’t like engaging online at all. So trolls are, as has often been suspected, a minority of online commenters, and an even smaller minority of overall Internet users.

The researchers conducted multiple studies, using samples from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk but also of college students, to try to understand why the act of trolling seems to attract this type of personality. They even constructed their own survey instrument, which they dubbed the “Global Assessment of Internet Trolling” or GAIT, comprised of the following items:

I have sent people to shock websites for the lulz.

I like to troll people in forums or the comments section of websites.

I enjoy griefing other players in multiplayer games.

The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt.

Yes, some people actually say they agree with such statements. And again, doing so was correlated with sadism in its various forms, with psychopathy, and with Machiavellianism. Overall, the authors found that the relationship between sadism and trolling was the strongest, and that indeed, sadists appear to troll because they find it pleasurable. “Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others,” they wrote. “Sadists just want to have fun…and the Internet is their playground!”

The study comes as websites, particularly at major media outlets, are increasingly weighing steps to rein in trollish behavior. Last year Popular Science did away with its comments sections completely, citing research on the deleterious effects of trolling, and YouTube also took measures to rein in trolling.

But Erin Buckles of the University of Manitoba, the study’s first author, actually isn’t sure that fix is a realistic one. “Because the behaviors are intrinsically motivating for sadists, comment moderators will likely have a difficult time curbing trolling with punishments (e.g., banning users),” she commented by email. “Ultimately, the allure of trolling may be too strong for sadists, who presumably have limited opportunities to express their sadistic interests in a socially-desirable manner.”

Janine on

The bracelet is very cute. And some of you are very unhappy people.

Beyfan on

They r the cutest couple ever!! Her new album his
New album they are on top❤️❤️ they r also a very good example. Every girl wants Yoncè life😫

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,510 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters