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

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Offered is gold ring with a large black star sapphire center stone circled by 32 small diamonds that was owned by Elvis Presley and gifted to his dear friend Charlie Hodge. Charlie lived with Elvis at Graceland for many years, and he had a number of jobs as a member of the Memphis Mafia, including, but not limited to, stage director, backup singer for harmonies, and he was the one who handed Elvis all those scarves to give out to fans from the stage. Elvis and Charlie connected while in the Army together, and Hodge stayed on with Elvis until he passed. Elvis gave Charlie any number of pieces of jewelry, clothing, cars, you name it. The accompanying signed letter on "Charlie Hodge" pictorial stationary reads in part:

The yellow 14K oval shaped black star sapphire surrounded by diamonds was owned and worn by Elvis. Black star sapphires was [sic] one of Elvis' favorite stones, and he purchased many of them through the years. I usually was wearing one on my hands that Elvis had gifted me. On one particular evening we were sitting in his suite at the Las Vegas Hilton and Elvis was showing everyone some of the new rings he had purchased from the jewelry store Barda of Milan in the Hilton lobby store. I wasn't wearing mine that Elvis had given me and Elvis said 'we've got to fix that, Charlie, you have to have a least (one) black sapphire ring on.' He slipped this beautiful ring off his finger and gave it to me.

The size 10 3/4 ring weighs 24.4 grams and has a large black star sapphire stone that measures 15 x 20 mm. There are 32 small diamonds surrounding the center stone. The ring presents with moderate to heavy wear, and any interior stampings have worn away. Excellent condition overall.

Elvis Presley Owned Gold Ring with Large Black Star Sapphire Stone and 32 Diamonds Gifted to Memphis Mafia Member Charlie Hodge
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,200
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
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