Government block Clarkson bid to export Jane Austen ring
The British government is trying to stop US singer Kelly Clarkson taking a ring, once owned by Jane Austen, out of the country.
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has put a temporary export bar on the turquoise and gold ring and has appealed for UK buyers to come forward.
Clarkson bought the jewellery at auction last year for more than £150,000.
Luisa Baldini reports.
- 2 August 2013
- BBC News