DAVID and Victoria Beckham made a public display of affection by going on a date on Tuesday night (11NOV03) - with POSH SPICE sporting a new $3.2 million (GBP2 million) diamond ring.

The pair, dressed in matching black outfits, dined at London's exclusive DRONES CLUB following reports Victoria had been unsettled by her soccer star husband's move to Spanish team Real Madrid this summer (03) - and the pop singer flashed her latest expensive piece of jewellery.

One eyewitness reports, "It was sparkling in the camera flashes and looked huge on her dainty hand. Posh certainly seemed proud of the ring, and she and Becks looked very happy together."

A spokesperson for the Beckhams revealed that, although David paid for the ring, Victoria had designed it - but they would not confirm reports on how much the band's cost.

She said, "The ring was designed by Victoria then made by a friend. I do not really want to discuss how much it cost."

13/11/2003 14:17