The ring is accompanied by papers documenting its history within the author's family. It passed first to her sister Cassandra, who then gave it to her sister-in-law Eleanor Austen on her engagement to Jane and Cassandra's brother, the Reverend Henry Thomas Austen. It remained in the family until Clarkson bought it at auction." I guess the museam was able to raise enough funds to purchase it so it will remain in England as it should. It is said that the ring will now go on display at the museum in the New Year.