May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

Offered is a with 14K gold-over-Sterling-silver ring featuring a prominent crucifix as the face that was owned by Elvis Presley. Elvis was a deeply religious and spiritual person, and he spent years studying these topics. Rings and other jewelry with images of the cross were often worn by Elvis over the years. The ring is stamped on the inside "SETA925" indicating it was created by The SETA Jewelry Company and that it was made with their often employed method of layering 14K gold over Sterling silver. The ring was eventually gifted to Elvis' cousin Patsy Presley, to whom he gave a great many things during the many years she worked in the offices at Graceland. The ring is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the ring among other items he purchased from Patsy. The letter states,

The item listed and shown above has been in my personal Elvis Presley collection since 1988. I purchased this item, and many others, from Patsy Presley, Elvis Presley’s cousin who worked as secretary in the offices at Graceland for many years during Elvis’ career. The item was originally from a jewelry box from Elvis’ bedroom dresser. I purchased the jewelry box and all its contents from Patsy in 1988. While it didn’t contain any of Elvis’ ornate jewelry with diamonds and gold, etc., it did contain many rings, watches, money clips, cuff links, bracelets, pins and other items of this sort that were often gifted to Elvis by family, friends and even fans. Included below is a copy of the money order with which I purchased the items from Patsy Gambill (her married name at the time) as well as a color copy of the handwritten letter from Patsy, dated October 25, 1988, describing the jewelry box and what it meant to Elvis.

Also accompanying is a color copy of the original letter from Patsy Presley Gambill, as referenced in Tom's letter. The size 7 1/4 ring weighs in at 2.75 grams and presents with only mild wear. Near Mint to Mint condition. 

Elvis Presley Owned 14K Gold over Sterling Silver Crucifix Ring – Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $0
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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