Fix Your Jewelry With Us – Except If It Belonged To Elvis
If your jewelry breaks, you should fix it, and the repair experts at Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange are your best bet. But here’s one case when leaving it broken might have been the right call.
Last weekend an auction house in England sold a gold lion-head ring, with little diamonds for eyes, in not the greatest condition, for just over $44,000.
Why was it worth so much? Because it belonged to Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll who loved the King of the Beasts.
The ring was accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Elvis pal Jimmy Velvet, who noted that the legendary singer was wearing the 14k ring at his Graceland home in 1972.
“One night at Graceland, Elvis dropped the ring on the floor and one of his Memphis Mafia members accidentally stepped on it and smashed it,” he wrote. “Elvis handed the ring to his cousin and told her to have the ring fixed. He told her that she could keep the ring if it couldn’t be fixed.”
Without explaining why, he added, “The ring was never repaired.”
So she kept it. The British seller and the American buyer weren’t identified. To mark the occasion, here’s a clip of Elvis singing, of course, “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck.”