The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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A shining star himself, Elvis was a fan of the sparkle, and showed this affinity for jewelry by wearing and gifting a voluminous amount in the 1970s. This 18-karat yellow gold men’s ring weighs approximately 24 grams and contains 14 diamonds weighing approximately 0.90 carat. The diamonds are set along an angled face in four rows narrowing at the top and bottom. This center diamond section is set within an all-over dimpled pattern, giving the ring a cohesive textured surface. The ring is marked 18k with an engraved letter “E” on the interior band-it's possible an accompanying "P" may have worn off. The ring, measuring a size 9.5, was gifted to Marty Lacker and comes with a signed, typed letter from Marty, dated August 12, 1978, that states, “This is to certify that I Marty Lacker have sold Elvis Presley’s 18k gold Hexagon shaped diamond ring to Linda Combs of the ‘Return to Sender’ Elvis Fan Club. The inside of the ring has ‘E’ engraved. Elvis gave the ring to me while visiting him at his home in Los Angeles.” Marty was not only a member of Elvis’ entourage, but was considered Elvis’ foreman in both Memphis and Los Angeles, attending to his financial business, personal mail, dealing with the Colonel’s office and generally handling Elvis’ overall operations. 

In 1997, this handsome ring once again changed hands between fans, as documented in an additional letter dated March 15, 2016, from Scott Price in which he recounts his acquisition of the ring in August of that year. It states in part: 

My brother and I decided to visit Graceland during the tribute week in August of 1997 for the 20th anniversary and Candlelight Vigil.....Once there we ran into dozens of more fans. There was a guest speaker at the end of the breakfast. We left and spent the day with Angie McDonald from the “TCB for Elvis” Fan Club and another friend of hers, Marion Jones. They took us to Sun Records, the Memphisan and several other notable Elvis places. At lunch one of the ladies brought up that she had a couple personal items of Elvis’s for sale and wanted to know if we would be interested in buying them....We spent the next two days meeting with several of them and reviewing their items they had acquired over the past 20 years. I was able to make four separate purchases consisting of 5 items.” 

The items purchased includes “Elvis’s 18k diamond hexagon ring with ‘E’ engraved in the base.” He goes on to say in the letter, that the “items have been in my collection for the past 20 years.” This sophisticatedly masculine faceted ring is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The ring shows signs of moderate wear from use, though there is no damage. Near Mint condition.
1970s Elvis Presley’s 18k Diamond Ring with “E” Engraved
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $10,625.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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