US singer Kelly Clarkson has been prevented from taking a ring that once belonged to English author Jane Austen out of the UK, after funds to purchase it were raised by a museum.
The Jane Austen House Museum has now managed to raise the £149,000 ($238,000) needed to secure the ring, which was the subject of an export bar from culture minister Ed Vaisey following Clarkson's £152,450 purchase from Sotheby's in 2012.
The ring was barred from leaving the UK due to its historical importance, as one of the few personal items belonging to the author that have survived today, and one of just three jewellery pieces.
The museum has invited Kelly Clarkson to visit the house, which is where Austen wrote all six of her completed novels.
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