Several rings worn by The King are among the jewelry lots
Graceland, the estate of Elvis Presley, will hold a live auction of Elvis memorabilia and personal effects, including jewelry, on Jan. 7.
“The Auction at Graceland” is being held in January in honor of Presley’s birthday. A live auction will take place at the property, with online bids accepted and coordinated by online auction marketplace Invaluable.
“Elvis Presley universally remains one of the most iconic musicians of all time, and we are thrilled to once again work with The Auction at Graceland to offer online bidding on this incredible selection of artifacts from his life,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO, in a statement.
Among the jewelry lots in the auction: a 10k gold men’s ring set with 56 diamonds; a vintage Baume & Mercier yellow gold wristwatch; an unusual sapphire, gold, and diamond ring that appears to make the number 10 when worn; an Indian head gold coin and diamond ring; and an Aztec-patterned 14k gold ring set with a chrysoberyl cabochon and green tourmalines.
Most of these pieces were worn by Elvis and then gifted to friends and co-workers; he was famous for returning compliments of his jewelry by taking the rings off his hands and giving them to people.
The full auction catalog is available here.
Above: Elvis Presley’s “10” ring (photo courtesy of Invaluable)