The lion head gold ring worn by Elvis Presley (Henry Aldridge & Son)
A lion’s head gold ring worn by Elvis Presley at Graceland in 1972, at the auction in the united kingdom this weekend.
The 14K gold ring with a diamond in each of the lion’s eyes, was worn by Elvis in 1972, according to auction house Henry Aldridge & Son.
“One night at Graceland, Elvis left the ring on the ground and one of his “Memphis Mafia” Members accidentally stepped on it and broke it,” said Henry Aldridge & Son, in a statement.
ELVIS PRESLEY’S CONTRACT FOR HIS FIRST LAS VEGAS SHOW TO AUCTION
A certificate of authenticity with the ring. “Elvis gave the ring to his cousin and told her to get the ring fixed. He told her that she would keep the ring as these could not be determined,” it states. “The ring was never recovered and remained in the possession of Elvis’ cousin to the ring, and this story was transferred to the undersigned.”
The ring has a pre-sale estimate of $39,850 $46,490.
The ring is described as an “exceptionally rare piece of Elvis material” by auctioneer Andrew Aldridge.
Elvis Presley’s first Las Vegas contract will also be auctioned by Henry Aldridge & Son in the weekend.
The auction will take place on Saturday 16 June.
Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers