The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Elvis loved jewelry and often his spirituality affected the gems he chose. He chose certain stones for not only their visual appeal, but also for their intrinsic meanings. Offered is a silver ring with a center malachite stone. Malachite, a vibrant green stone, is known for its transformative properties. It is believed to provide energy, wisdom and focus and is sometimes referred as the warrior stone guarding the heart. Malachite forms in the depths of the earth above copper deposits and is composed of a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. The simple, yet handsomely elegant ring, size 11 1/2, contains indistinguishable markings on interior of the band and a center stone of Malachite measuring 11.8 by 10.5 mm. This handsome ring comes with a letter from Tom Salva that 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.” This dapper malachite and silver ring, once belonging to Elvis and weighing 13 grams, is also accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The ring is in good, well-loved condition overall with evidence of wear and tarnishing on the interior of the band that obscures the markings.
Elvis Presley Owned Silver Ring with Malachite Stone
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,000.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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