August 26, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/26/2021

This unusual Native American Sterling silver and turquoise necklace was owned by Elvis Presley. Elvis loved turquoise jewelry, and there are well-known stories of Elvis inviting a Native craftsman in Las Vegas to his suite to purchase a number of pieces, if not all the man had made, at a time. This particular example is extremely detailed in it artistry, with Aztec-like patterns and shapes. The necklace 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 necklace is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the necklace 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. Among the maker's marks is “.925” indicating its Sterling silver designation. The pendant also is made with a clasp so that it could second as a broach. The pendant measures 2 x 1 inches, and the chain measures 24 inches. Near Mint condition

Impressive Elvis Presley Owned Sterling Silver and Turquoise Native American Motif Necklace Given to His Cousin Patsy Presley
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,300
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
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