The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Symbolism has been employed by man since the dawn of time in arts, religion and science by using symbols or pictures to convey a meaning, story or idea. A common theme in various religious contexts is the four faces, typically represented by a man/woman, lion, bull/ox and an eagle. The human typically represents strength, the lion wild majesty, the bull domestication, the eagle skies and heaven. The four faces, as they are typically called, are symbols for the four gospels, the four faces of God, and other similar spiritual interpretations. Elvis’ fascination with religion and his love of jewelry combine in this stunning, artistic ring. The gold-plated ring, weighing 20 grams, has an intricate front four-panel design with the faces of a human, lion, eagle and bull each in a quadrant. The ring, size 10, is not connected at the back and bears marks including a “925” silver mark and “65 PV.” This stylistic ring comes with a copy of a three-page letter dated 10/25/88 from Patsy Presley that states in part:

This small, but very significant jewelry box set alongside several larger ones that Elvis had on his dressing table. Although, it might have gone unnoticed by most - this little treasure chest held some things that were much more valuable - for it was brimming over with small treasures of yesterday’s memories gone by - Memories that only Elvis would hold dear. I’ve seen Elvis go through his expensive jewelry, perhaps choosing a favorite ring - he would slide it on his finger and give one of those devilish cunning smiles. He really loved large extravagant pieces of jewelry, the kind he shared, often, with everyone who was fortunate to be there at the right time. Elvis also loved and appreciated the less expensive gifts he received - some from family and friends and others, even from a fan occasionally, that would somehow get mixed in with the personal gifts. Elvis knew that each of these gifts had been choosen [sic] with great pride and much thought and love had gone into the final choice. When Elvis opened his Christmas or Birthday gifts he would make sure that he devoted equal time to each gift - he always felt that it was not the gift, but rather the thought that counted. Elvis was truly a believer in the true meaning of Christmas for everyone - I miss this little chest... I too, have often looked at all the pieces, wondering which ones held the most special memory for Elvis.

This ring, with its intricate carving and religious overtones, is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The ring is in excellent condition overall.
Elvis Presley Personally Owned Gold-Plated Ring With Panel Design of Faces of a Person, Lion, Bull and Eagle
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,000.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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