Kelly Clarkson Can’t Keep Her Jane Austen Ring

By: Robert Kessler / September 23, 2013

Kelly Clarkson and Jane Austen have settled their legendary feud, with the late, great novelist coming out on top this time.

If you’ve not been following the #drama, here’s a recap: Kelly Clarkson bought a gold and turquoise ring that once belonged to Austen at auction last year for $236,000. Then the British culture ministry decided the ring was of historical value and could not leave the country. After that, an export ban was placed on the ring while the Jane Austen’s House Museum tried to raise funds in order to buy back the ring from Clarkson.

The museum has announced it raised enough money in order to buy the ring for itself, leaving Clarkson empty handed.

In the meantime, Clarkson seems to have set her sights on a different Austin enitrely: