Inauguration: Kelly Clarkson

January 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm (entertainment, jasna, news) (, , , , , )

jane austen ring

I had originally blogged about this ring, once the property of JANE AUSTEN, because she handed it down to  her niece CAROLINE AUSTEN, the younger sister-in-law of my Emma Austen Leigh.

Tonight – inauguration evening – I put an end to the story: Guess who PURCHASED this ring?

Inaugural Swearing InSinger Kelly Clarkson, pictured at the inaugural performance of My Country, ’tis of Thee.

JASNA NEWS (rec’d last Friday) mentions that Clarkson paid $243,000. A snafu, however: Austen’s ring has been designated ‘a national [UK] treasure’ – and it cannot be exported! “So Clarkson owns a ring she can wear only in Britain. Ms. Clarkson also collects first editions of Jane Austen’s novels.”

A gal with great taste…

Click on her photo to go to Huffington Post’s story on her performance at the Obama Inauguration.

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