The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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From the Estate of Eddie Fadal

Historically, signet rings contained an identifying mark that was representative of its owner and was used to leave a seal or impression on a document. Over time this developed into monogrammed rings, made famous by Louis Vuitton in 1876. The monogram would include the initials of a person’s first, middle and last name. While monogrammed jewelry has been around for centuries to identify family crest and heraldic symbols, in the Victorian era it began to be sewn onto clothing so it could be easily returned to its owner after washing. The monogram became popular on a variety of personal items like lockets, silverware, clothing and more. It tended to represent and indicate a person’s status in society. During the life and career of super-celebrity Elvis Presley, his inner circle needed no introductions and their status as members of the Memphis Mafia was set. As one of the earliest and longest-standing members of Elvis’ entourage, Lamar Reilly Fike was well known. Offered is a 14 karat yellow gold nugget-style diamond monogrammed ring that was a gift from Elvis to Lamar. The ring, size 5 1/2, has three large diamonds, each measuring 3.2 mm, 3.5 mm and 4.3 mm and each weighing 0.13, 0.18 and 0.28 carat respectively that are set around the “LRF” center monogram. This monogram ring, weighing approximately 20 grams, comes with a letter from Eddie Fadal’s daughter and Lamar’s wife, Janice Fadal, in which she describes her relationship with Lamar and the circumstances by which Lamar sold the ring to her father. This handsome and personalized ring is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The ring shows moderate wear. Near Mint condition.
Gold Nugget Style Gold and Diamond Ring Given to Memphis Mafia Member Lamar Fike from Elvis Presley - “LRF” Script in White Gold on the Face*
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,000.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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