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Amal Clooney is ditching her flashy engagement ring

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Amal Clooney will be leaving an important piece of bling behind the next time she goes on a human rights mission

George Clooney's bride has some major bling, but she won't be flashing it around while on the job anymore.

Amal Clooney, aka the luckiest woman in the world, is the proud own of a 7-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring worth approximately $750,000 — but the human rights lawyer has decided her bling is a bit too ostentatious to wear during some of her more serious cases.

In fact, she has been spotted shopping at chi-chi jeweler Cartier for a simpler platinum band to wear when the occasion calls for something a little less flashy.

"Amal has told friends she wants a more understated engagement ring specifically for when she's working on serious cases," a source told The Mirror.

"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.

"She's been to visit Cartier and has requested a platinum band. George understands and is completely supportive."

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The move comes just months after Clooney received criticism for wearing the huge ring to argue a case in the Maldives, where the political situation is extremely unstable, poverty is rife and her co-counsel was stabbed in the head outside of their hotel.

"Maldives authorities must ensure that human rights defenders can work free from fear of reprisals," Amnesty International admonished in a statement at the time. "Political tensions in Maldives are running high, and there is a climate of fear spreading among opposition supporters and human rights defenders, as the human rights situation has deteriorated over the past two years."

Here's a close-up of the gorgeous piece, just to drool over. We hope it doesn't collect too much dust in her jewelry box.

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Amal Clooney will be leaving an important piece of bling behind the next time she goes on a human rights mission

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