U.K. Government Trying to Stop Kelly Clarkson From Taking Jane Austen's Ring Out of Country

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August 02, 2013 AT 4:12 PM
The British government has stepped in to stop singer Kelly Clarkson from taking a ring once owned by author Jane Austen out of the country. The American Idol winner bought the gold-and-turquoise ring at auction last year for just over 150,000 pounds ($228,000). But Culture Minister Ed Vaizey put an export bar on the item until Sept. 30 in the hope that a British buyer will come forward.