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

Offered is a huge, size 12 silver and turquoise ring owned by Elvis Presley. Elvis had a well-known affinity for turquoise in his jewelry, and it's easier to understand why the offered ring grabbed his attention, with its large stone measuring 3/4 x 1/2 inches. The most interesting aspect of the ring's design are the shanks, which both present a design reminiscent of the eye of an eagle--this detail would have been eye-catching in a jewelry case. 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 massive ring is size 12 and weighs in at 17.38 grams, quite heavy for a silver ring. Moderate wear. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Very Large “Eagle Eye” Sterling Silver Ring with Large Turquoise Stone – Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,625
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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