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From the Collection of Barbara Hearn. In 1956 before Elvis’ rise to fame, he began seeing a local girl by the name of Barbara Hearn. During one of their frequent trips to “Jim’s Place,” a local downtown Memphis restaurant where Elvis would typically have a cheeseburger and fries, Elvis slid a box across the table to Barbara. Stunned and surprised and certainly not ready for what she thought was a marriage proposal, Barbara was hesitant to open the box. However when she did, she was surprised by a lovely gesture of generosity and caring for which Elvis would eventually become known. Barbara found a beautiful textured, hexagonal-shaped onyx set in a white gold setting flanked by two diamonds each weighing approximately 0.06 carat. After owning the ring for 58 years, Barbara feels it's time to pass along to another collector that will treasure the ring and the man who bestowed it upon her. Barbara recalls Elvis’ words: that he gifts things for the receiver to use if ever they are in need and he is not around to help. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.





Condition

Overall good condition with wear around outer edges of band.

Starting Bid

$5,000.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

Ring Gifted to Barbara Hearn from Elvis, 1956

Auction ended on Fri, Aug 15, 2014
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Estimate $15,000 - $20,000
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3734 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
United States
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