For a ring that belonged to the writer Jane Austen, the singer has spent right a fortune. But she can not carry it where ever she wants, because the British authorities said so. Singer Kelly Clarkson paid a gold ring, which belonged to the writer Jane Austen, $228,000. British authorities considered him a national treasure. By law, Kelly can not take him to America, where she live, and if she do it, they will arrest her.
Surprisingly on Thursday, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey put an export bar on the item until September 30 in the hope that a British buyer will come forward. Vaizey said Austen’s modest lifestyle and early death aged 41 “mean that objects associated with her of any kind are extremely rare, so I hope that a U.K. buyer comes forward so this simple but elegant ring can be saved for the nation.” The government has the power to temporarily halt the export of works judged to be national treasures. The export ban can be extended until December 30 if there is a British campaign to buy the ring at a recommended price of $230,000. Kelly Clarkson has agreed to sell the ring if a buyer come forward.