The Jewelry Insider

November 5, 2009

Somebody’s ‘Blue Christmas’ is about to get a lot brighter. Find out how you can own a diamond ring from Elvis Presley’s personal jewelry box.

Are you so lonesome you could cry? Maybe a little diamond companionship from ‘The King’ himself would make you feel better.

On December 6th, Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Florida is putting a 10-carat diamond ring once owned by Elvis on the block.

The diamond dazzler was given to fan, Lloyd Perry, in Asheville, North Carolina at a concert in 1975. Elvis, known for his generosity, threw his guitar into the audience and both Perry and his neighbor caught it. Perry thoughtfully gave it up, but Elvis brought him on stage later in the show to give him his diamond ring for his generosity.

Not a bad consolation prize.

No word yet on the opening bid price, but the piece has a total of 19 four-prong set diamonds set in 14K yellow gold, weighing in at 27.2 grams – definitely something to get ‘all shook up’ about.

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