August 27, 2020 Elvis Presley BIG 50 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/27/2020

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The offered 20-diamond 14K gold ring was owned by Elvis Presley and gifted to his Aunt Delta Biggs, who lived with Elvis at Graceland for many years. Photo research indicates that this ring was most-likely worn on stage on a number of occasions. In the photos presented here, it can be discerned that the ring on Elvis' right hand's ring finger has 20 diamonds in the same orientation as the offered ring, with 12 larger stones arrayed across the face and two sets of 4 slightly smaller stones flanking them. The diamonds are set at different heights on the face of the ring--this detail alos appears to visible in the photos. While we can't proclaim an unqualified photo match, the evidence is quite compelling that this ring was donned by Elvis on stage during 1976 and/or 1977.

The accompanying Elvis Presley Museum Certificate of Authenticity is signed by Jimmy Velvet and reads in part:

Elvis gave this ring to his Aunt Delta while she lived at Graceland. It is 14K gold and has 20 beautiful diamonds with a rhodium finish over the top to add to the brilliance and sparkle of the ring. This is one of three of these rings known to me, two of which I have owned. During one of my visits with Delta at Graceland she gave me the second ring when I told her that I had purchased on of the other like rings from Pat West's father, Tom Boyd, in September 1982. (Pat West is married to Red West who was Elvis' longtime friend and bodyguard.)

The size 9 3/4 ring weighs 26.35 grams and boasts 20 diamonds, with 12 making up the center presentation and four flanking it on the top of each flank. The ring presents with moderate to heavy wear, but the "14K" stamping can still be made out on the interior. Excellent to Mint condition.

Elvis Presley 20-Diamond 14K Gold Ring – with Photo Evidence of Elvis Wearing it ON STAGE! - Former Jimmy Velvet Collection
This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.
Current Bidding (Reserve Not Met)
Minimum Bid: $15,000
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
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