Paris Hilton came thiiis close to losing $350,000 -- so, yeah ... she's about to give the Polish firefighter who found her diamond ring the serious hook up.
Paris tells us she was panicked when she realized the ring was missing -- and says she accidentally left the massive diamond-encrusted piece in the vehicle that took her across the tarmac to her private jet.
How do you misplace a $350k piece of jewelry? P says she was exhausted because she'd performed in Ibiza the night before, then hopped a flight to Poland and worked all day ... before jetting back to Ibiza.
Bottom line ... she's extremely grateful to get it back, and says she's in the process of getting the firefighter's contact info so she can give him a reward, and send some gifts for his family.
She wasn't specific about how big the reward will be but, y'know Paris. She does everything big.
7:20 AM PT -- The airport spokeswoman tells TMZ, the firefighter told the airline he had the ring but kept it while everyone looked for the owner. Three hours later, they contacted the Fashion Week people and asked if anyone lost a ring. She did not say the fireman saw Paris on TV. Paris Hiltongot lucky in Poland when a firefighter found her extremely expensive diamond ring on an SUV, but based on what we know there's something sketchy going on here.
Paris apparently lost the diamond-studded ring Friday on an airport shuttle in the city of Lodz. Two days later, an airport fireman found it on the floor of the shuttle.
Now here's the sketchy part. An airport spokeswoman says the fireman thought the ring belonged to a flight attendant. The spokeswoman says, "soon after he noticed Hilton on TV wearing the ring." She wasn't specific as to how much time passed ... hours or days before the fireman saw Paris on TV.
Question ... Why didn't the fireman turn the ring in as soon as he found it?
We're not saying the fireman was necessarily going to keep the ring if he thought it belonged to a flight attendant, but Paris is a rich woman, and rewards are often in order when a dude finds your enormous diamond ring.
The guy who co-founded Skype -- and sold it for $2.6 BILLION -- claims he got the picture when he found out his fiancee allegedly cheated on him, and now he's suing to get the ridiculously expensive ring back.
Janus Friis claims in a new lawsuit, he got engaged to Maria Louise Joensen -- a Danish recording artist who goes by Aura Dione -- back in 2013. As a symbol of his love, he gave her a $471,000 engagement ring, an apartment and cash, but claims there were strings attached to the gifts ... they had to seal the deal.
Friis claims he learned she had "multiple affairs and sexual encounters with other men" and broke off the engagement. So now he wants his stuff back.
If Maria's holding on to the ring, it's pretty obvious why ... Janus describes it as a 950 Platinum band inset with a number of diamonds, including a 1.76 ct round brilliant cut diamond -- D color, internally flawless, excellent symmetry and cut grade.
The ring also has a pair of blue pear shaped diamonds of South African origins with a collective weight of .91 ct.
Julianne Hough is excitedly announcing she's freshly engaged to Washington Capitals star Brooks Laich -- but, oddly, she's not giving up the goods!
The "Dancing With the Stars" judge has been dating Laich -- a center with the Caps -- since 2013. She announced their engagement on Instagram by posting a pic that does NOT show Brooks' face or the ring ... the only 2 things every woman wants to see.
She said, "We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love"
That's sweet and all, but here's what you really want to see -- Brooks' face. Judge away, ladies.
Drake is set to shut down Toronto with his performance at OVO Fest tonight ... and when he hits the stage, he'll likely be rockin' some new ice.
Drizzy hit up social media last night and posted a pic of a diamond encrusted "championship" ring ... made by celeb jeweler Dave Bling ... who's hooked up huge star athletes and musicians.
What could Drake possibly be celebrating? Maybe the total obliteration of rap foe Meek Mill -- which is earning him huge props from almost everyone -- including athletes like Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Jennings.
Shout out to our friends at BSO-- Drizzy keeps on winning.
Ohio State Buckeyes star Cardale Jones currently makes ZERO dollars as a college athlete ... but this baller on a college budget has a nice little jewelry collection.
Jones posted a "sneak preview" of what he's planning to rock to the ESPYs tonight -- a collection composed of a Gucci watch, Louis Vuitton shades, gold chains, another gold Invicta watch, diamond earrings and a gold belt buckle.
Oh, and his National Championship ring.
For some reason, Jones pulled the video off his Instagram after some of his followers began to question how he could afford such fancy stuff on his NCAA income.
But here's the deal ... at the end of the day ... it might not even be his stuff. Or it could be fake.
Or maybe he's done really well in the stock market.
New York Giants linebacker J.T. Thomas believes in the "Treat Yo Self" mentality ... because after he inked his new $12 MILLION contract ... he picked up $55k in brand new bling ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Thomas hit up Avianne and Co. in NYC -- and scored himself an 18 karat gold Cuban link chain for $35k.
And because he didn't want that chain to get lonely, he got a 2nd piece ... a 25 karat ruby, surrounded by diamonds ... which ran him another $20k.