The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/7/2017
Elvis’ star shone bright and part of that sparkling came from the jewels that adorned his fingers. The offered flower-shaped seven-diamond cluster ring was worn on stage by Elvis as documented in photographs from the period. The 10k gold ring weighs 6.5 grams with seven diamonds, one weighing 0.18 carat and measuring 3.5 mm while the remaining six each weigh 0.12 carat and measure 3 mm. The ring is marked “Schiller” on the interior of the band, which is a size 8.5.
The ring is offered with a letter from Joe Esposito in which he provides his best unprofessional guess at the measurements and states in part, “This gentleman’s cocktail ring with over 1.5 carats in diamonds was purchased and worn by Elvis Presley in the mid 70s. Elvis was photographed wearing it at several concerts. This ring was given to a particular friend. This letter is to verify that he did, in fact, own the ring.” While similar rings have been offered in the marketplace, Elvis was known to purchase multiples of the same or similar rings often and a receipt for a seven-diamond cluster ring from Lowell Hays dated April 21, 1972 resides in the Graceland Archives. This ring and letter from Joe Esposito are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The ring is in excellent and well-loved condition overall.