The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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During the 1970s, Elvis was not only known for his love of jewelry and wearing lots of it, he was also renowned for giving it away at the mere mention of admiration from friends, family and fans. Elvis was attracted to a variety of stones for their meanings or appeal, so given that black onyx is said to provide control and protection, absorbing negative energy, it’s no surprise that this 14-karat yellow gold ring with a large central square black onyx stone was one owned by Elvis. This handsome size 9 1/4 ring has textured gold shoulders and large center stone of black onyx measuring 13 by 13 mm with a total weight of 19 grams. This stately ring was gifted by Elvis to Dr. Elias Ghanem.

Doctor Elias Ghanem not only served as chairman of the boxing commission in Las Vegas where he implemented health and safety measures that have been adopted worldwide, but he was also known as the doctor to the stars, with patients like Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Wayne Newton, Liberace and Elvis. He was known for his kindness and caring nature which resulted in close relationships with his patients, including Elvis, who would often stay with the doctor at his residence in the Las Vegas Country Club. It was Elias’ good friend and patient Liberace who introduced him to his last wife, Jody. Jody was a Radio City Rockette who performed with and befriended Liberace. Upon the passing of Dr. Ghanem, the offered onyx and gold ring once belonging to Elvis was left to Jody. She recalls them in a letter and notarized file copy, numbered 30/57, of an inventory list which refers to the “14k Black onyx ring with brushed gold on the sides” and states in part, “the personal effects of Elvis Presley that were either given directly to Dr. Elias Ghanem or were left by Elvis in his guest bedroom while staying at Dr. Ghanem’s home located at 2981 Bel Air Dr. inside the Las Vegas Country Club.” The gorgeous ring with large onyx center stone is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



Ring shows signs of moderate wear. Excellent to Mint condition.
Elvis Presley Owned Gold Ring with Huge Onyx Stone Gifted to Las Vegas Dr. Elias Ghanem
This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.
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Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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