With the recent release of Elvis, the biopic about the king, Elvis Presley and his legacy is getting a lot more attention. But for many pundits, historians and fans who have devoted most of their time to finding the lost jewelry collection that (it was believed) the late star gave to her manager, Colonel Tom Parker, he has always been a priority.
Now, one such person has discovered and put the pieces together – GWS Auctions founder and CEO Brigitte Kruse – allowing them to be seen together for the first time. The 193-piece collection, which includes rings, chains, watches and more, will be auctioned on August 27 at the GWS auction The Collection of Lost Jewels of Elvis Presley and Col. Tom Parker.
One of the most notable items up for auction is Presley’s very first TCB ring (pictured above). The ring features diamonds embossed with the letters “TCB”, which represents one of her favorite phrases: take care of business. The solid 14k yellow gold nugget ring, which has a minimum of $500,000, was designed by Presley himself and is believed to be the first of many other iterations he has made famous.
Another highlight is the gold and onyx ring with an “E” on it, which Presley wore in the late 60s. He had given the piece to a contractor who was repairing a wall he had walked through at his home on Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills, California.
Beyond jewelry, the auction also includes highly coveted items such as Presley’s guitar from his famous 1968 “comeback” television special.
Photos courtesy of GWS Auctions. Copyright © 2022.
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