Elvis Presley's diamond and platinum wedding band from his marriage to Priscilla will be sold in the auction with other Hollywood memorabilia worth over $2 million on Dec. 14 and 15 in Beverly Hills, California.
"The marriage of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was the most significant wedding in the 20th century," said Joseph Maddalena, an owner of Profiles In History, the worldly renowned live internet auction company which will host the auction next month.
"There was Charles & Diana and, of course, Paul & Heather. But there was only one Elvis Presley," Maddalena said. "This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a true piece of pop culture history."
Elvis' famous wedding band is decorated with eight baguette-cut diamonds within a border of 16 fill-cut diamonds, which is expected to be sold around $100,000 to $150,000. "The King of Rock and Roll" unveiled the band at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967, when he wed Pricilla in a ceremony that celebrated one of the most memorable marriages of the 20th century.
Other auction items include James Dean's switchblade featured in the well-known knife fight in "Rebel Without a Cause," estimated price of $30,000 to $50,000, and Jerry Lewis's Dr. Julius Kelp costume from the 1963 classic comedy "The Nutty Professor," which has the estimated price of $25,000 to $30,000.
Elvis' Wedding Band To Be SoldNovember 14, 2006 | Other Source:Elvis Information Network
MR61 wrote on November 14, 2006
Who is selling this ring and where did they get it from anybody know. Seems an odd thing for E to give away
tigergirl wrote on November 14, 2006
One thing spring to my mind about Elvis' wedding ring. Elvis threw his wedding ring in the pond at the Circle G. Apparently it hasn't been found yet. Wonder where they got 'this' ring from????
dpalladini wrote on November 14, 2006
you'd think that would be somthing the fammily would keep so how did someone else come into possession,I want it to be athunacated.
honeybum wrote on November 14, 2006
I hear Elvis gave his wedding ring to a friend when he got married a little while after Elvis got married.
elvisfan1958 wrote on November 15, 2006
I heard years ago, that Elvis used his wedding ring, to hold his bandana around his neck, while he was riding his horse, at his Circle G Ranch, and it fell off, never to be found again. Elvis and the boys searched for days, but never found it. If true, this ring must be a replacement ring. Even so, why would Elvis give his wedding ring away? Maybe he gave it away after his divorce? Maybe someone gave it away after his death. Who knows. Whoever is selling it, must have some kind of proof.
stanton wrote on November 15, 2006
Didn`t Elvis loose his wedding band somewhere on his ranch? And as far as I know Cilla lost her`s, too. What´s up lately???
cathyreno wrote on November 15, 2006
yes I read the same thing he lost it on the grounds of circle G not unless he did get it replaced... Its unusual to sell something like that you would think it would be a shirt or something else T C B
MR61 wrote on November 15, 2006
There are quite a few doggy items for sale in the elvis world when he died did somebody go round with a removal truck and empty graceland ,I have heard off watches to tvs fromk sheets now to wedding rings did any body know what elvis left behind if we believe all whats for sale i would say not a lot whats next I recentley read theres even a full size copy of his grave about that was used till the real one was ready why would some keep this type of thing they are sick (this is only my oppinion). there must be about 500 tcbs about bits of carpet hair xrays teeth rings carsunderpants towels when will it endare we all mad?