Elvis Presley's Jewelry Will Go Up For Auction

A collection of jewelry that Elvis Presley gave to his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, will be auctioned on August 27 with the backing of the ex-wife of the King of Rock and Roll, Priscilla Presley.

Two hundred items, including gold rings encrusted with jewels, cufflinks, watches, and chains, have been brought together by GWS Auctions.

Among the items up for sale is also the guitar that Presley played during his famous 'comeback' TV special of 1968. The guitar is listed at $750,000.

The Jewelry Of Elvis Presley Auctioned

Some of the most important items to be auctioned are the King's 9.81 carat-to-weight Diamond 'First' TCB ring, listed for a minimum bid of $500,000, and an 18 karat lion ring, which he wore in his documentary "Elvis: That's The Way", listed at $25,000.

Other accessories, including watches, rings, and necklaces are mostly listed between $1,000 to $10,000.

Many of the items were provided by Elvis' ex-wife, Priscilla Presley.

"Well, it brings back memories for sure," Priscilla told Reuters, adding that it was a running joke between her and Elvis that he constantly bought or commissioned jewelry for Parker because the manager already had everything he needed and the Presleys didn't know what else to buy him.

Priscilla Presley said she felt protective of the items because she designed some of them.
There Are Many Fake Elvis Presley Items
Elvis's ex-wife also said she supported the auction in part because she was weary of seeing so many fake Elvis artifacts for sale.

"There is so much product out there that is not authentic at all and that worries me," she told Reuters.

"I want to know for sure that that is going to go to someone who is going to care for it, love it."

It remains unclear if the auction is privately held or open to the public. The event will be held in Los Angeles, at the Sunset Marquis Hotel starting at 10 p.m. Pacific Time (PT)

Shop now