It's out with the extravagant, in with the simple wedding band for Amal Clooney!
George gifted Amal a seven-carat sparkler after getting engaged in April 2014. (File photo)
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Amal Clooney has taken off her dazzling £450,000 engagement ring in favour of something more low key.
The human rights lawyer, 37, who married George Clooney in September last year, is said to be seeking a simple platinum band instead, after fearing that the hugely expensive sparkler was too ostentatious for her work as a human rights lawyer.
Photo: WOW! Now that's what we call an engagement ring! (Twentieschic.com)
The Lebanese-British lawyer regularly jets around the world for high-profile cases and, according to reports, felt that the ring might detract from the seriousness of her work.
In recent years, she has represented controversial Ukraine leader Yulia Tymoshenko, worked with the Greek government to try and secure the re-patriation of the Elgin marbles and earlier this year was part of the legal team that defended Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed.
A source told the Mirror: 'Amal has told friends she wants a more understated engagement ring specifically for when she’s working on serious cases.
'People constantly stop her and admire it for a closer look. It is a massive rock and there is no hiding it.
'She absolutely loves the ring and won’t be getting rid of it but she just wants something simpler for her big cases.'
Amal has sported the huge rock since soon after actor husband George, 54, first proposed in April 2014.
After the couple were wed in a star-studded ceremony in Venice, both wore wedding bands with Mrs Clooney favouring a diamond-encrusted band.
Now the London-based lawyer, who works for Doughty Street Chambers, is said to have spent time admiring more simple jewellery at Cartier in London.
Despite reaching the top of their professions, both Amal and George seem intent on enjoying the more simple aspects of life.
This weekend it was revealed that renovations to their nine-bedroomed £10million riverside mansion in Berkshire included a humble wooden shack at the end of their garden.
One local told the Daily Star Sunday: ‘The builders have used reclaimed wood and built it in a classic style so it looks as if it has always been there.
‘But it has all mod-cons inside and will be the perfect place to relax or work in peace come rain or shine.’
The couple will eventually be moving into what they hope will be an immaculate family home, complete with a home cinema and 360-degree security.
The Clooneys are also installing a new 60ft swimming pool, surrounded in reclaimed York stone, a pool house and a tennis court.
And the villagers will be happy when it is finished, following complaints that dozens of construction vehicles on local roads are ruining their quiet lifestyle.
A pergola, hot tub and 12-seater cinema will also be installed in a converted greenhouse on the site of the Grade II-listed property.
Builders are also erecting ten CCTV cameras along the mansion's perimeter and new boundary fencing is also being added for added privacy.
Even before the work began, the 17th century property was already something of a luxury, boasting a suite of elegant reception rooms.
There is also a gym and steam room, a library, study, family room, formal dining room and cellar and a boat house.
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