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dstrattenfan
04-16-2009, 04:09 AM
Your chance to wear Elvis's wedding ring
SooToday.com
Friday, November 17, 2006
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PROFILES IN HISTORY

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Elvis Presley's diamond-and-platinum wedding band from his 1967 marriage to Priscilla headlines Joseph Maddalena's world-renowned 'Profiles In History' upcoming Hollywood memorabilia auction, December 14 and 15

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Elvis Presley's diamond-and-platinum wedding band from his marriage to Priscilla will be among over $2 million worth of exclusive TV and movie memorabilia to be auctioned on Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15 by Joseph Maddalena and his
internationally-renowned Profiles In History, the number one company in the world for live and simultaneous Internet memorabilia auctions.

The general public can view the Elvis ring in the location where the notable marriage took place during a special exhibit, beginning Thursday, November 16, at The Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

"The marriage of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was the most significant wedding in the 20th century. There was Charles & Diana and, of course, Paul & Heather. But there was only one Elvis Presley. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to view this ring in the very place Elvis was married. The fact this ring then comes to public auction is just beyond words. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a true piece of pop culture history." - Joseph Maddalena

Elvis Presley's wedding band is decorated with eight baguette-cut diamonds within a border of sixteen fill-cut diamonds, and has an expected sale price of $100,000 - $150,000.

Elvis unveiled the ring at The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas on Monday, May 1, 1967, the day he wed Priscilla in a ceremony that celebrated one of the most famous marriages of the 20th century.

Nicole Presley
04-16-2009, 09:20 AM
Oh, God! I would like to wear that ring. Even though I guess itīs too big for my fingers. :lmfao: Too bad that I donīt have the money to buy it. :'(

dstrattenfan
04-16-2009, 10:48 AM
I was wondering if it was true because I thought that Pris said she still had the ring or maybe she was referring to her rings, but if she "loved" him as she said how could she ever part with it! How would this auction house come to possess the ring?:mad:

Elton
04-16-2009, 12:36 PM
I thought ELvis had lost his set at the Ranch "G" while horseback riding?
So is this Priscilla's ??

dstrattenfan
04-16-2009, 01:10 PM
I just found this on Elvisnews.com

Wedding Ring For Sale - Updated Again
A company called 'Profiles In History' is auctioning off Elvis’s diamond and platinum wedding band to his wife Priscilla on December14–15, as part of an auction featuring more than 900 items. The wedding ring is decorated with eight baguette-cut diamonds within a border of 16 fill-cut diamonds, with an expected sale price of $100,000 to $150,000. Elvis gave the ring to Priscilla when he married her at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967.

EPE Update December 13, 2006:

The "Elvis wedding ring" that is presently publicized for auction by the Profiles in History auciton house is said to have left Elvis's possession when he gave it to an entourage member, David Stanley and his wife – reportedly a sweet gesture of goodwill from Elvis late in his life, wishing the Stanleys the best in their marriage several years after his own marriage had ended. The auction has inspired news coverage and quite a bit of speculation on various Elvis fan sites and message boards.

Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. have no concrete documentation of their own to put them in a position to verify the story of the gift or the authenticity of the ring as having once belonged to Elvis, or to express any doubt about it. However, a couple of points beg clarification.

If the ring being auctioned did indeed belong to Elvis, then it would have to be Elvis's "second" wedding ring - the one Priscilla gave Elvis as a replacement when he lost his original one at their ranch in Mississippi not too long after their wedding. Elvis's original wedding ring had become loose on his finger and he was concerned that it might slip off while he was working on the ranch, so he tied it to a kerchief around his neck. The ring ultimately fell from the kerchief, which Elvis did not notice at the moment it happened. After much searching, the ring was not found. Priscilla soon gave Elvis another ring to replace his original. The second ring was of a completely different design, such as the one presently being auctioned.

Also, in some news stories the ring that is being auctioned has been misidentified as the one Elvis gave to Priscilla on their wedding day. This is not true and the auction company is not the source of that misinformation. Priscilla still has her wedding and engagement rings from Elvis and treasures them.

Google Update December 16, 2006:

The wedding ring from Elvis' marriage in 1967 to Priscilla Beaulieu fetched $90,000 US on at the American 'Profiles in History' auction. The estimated highest bid was over 100.000 dollar.
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Various / Updated: Dec 16, 2006