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From Vegas To Belgium

March 25, 2008 | Other
One of the top items of last weekend's auction in Las Vegas - the 90.000 US $ Ram's Head Necklace - was bought by one of the members of the Belgian ElvisMatters fan-club.
From the auction catalogue:

From the Ginger Alden Elvis Presley collection: Elvis Presley loved jewelry and this piece is possibly the largest and one of the best known gold necklaces that Elvis Presley owned and wore, as seen in various photos from the seventies. This 14k gold necklace features a ram's head motif on a large link 26-inch neck chain. The large center ram's head pendant has two 3mm cabochon cut emerald eyes and nine brilliant cut diamonds down the center of the head. Two smaller ram's heads each have 1 1/2 mm cabochon cut emerald eyes and six brilliant cut diamonds down the center of the heads. The 21 brilliant cut diamonds weigh approx 1.0 ct. The necklace weighs approx 291 grams. Elvis kept this piece at his home, Graceland, and gave it to his fiancee Ginger in 1977 as they stood inside the dressing area to his bathroom. As he placed it around Ginger's neck, Elvis told her to "Always wear it with something black."