Lot 61: Elvis Presley Owned Gold and Diamond "Pyramid" Ring Gifted to Charlie Hodge

The Auction at Graceland

January 7, 2017
Memphis, TN, US

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Description:

The offered ring emanates from Charlie Hodge. It was purchased in the early 1980s along with 11 other rings and the original box in which Elvis kept them when he gave them to Charlie. The letter that accompanies details our consignor’s acquisition of the incredible group of rings and reads, in part: 


At one point in the very early 1980’s there was an event in Antwerp, organized by the Belgian fan club, that featured Charlie Hodge as the headliner. He was one of the very first people who had known Elvis up close to come to Europe to speak at an Elvis event. I found Charlie in one of the hallways at one point and talked to him for about twenty minutes. He was a bit shocked to hear a teenager asking if he had any of Elvis’ stuff for sale, but I convinced him that I was very, very serious about expanding my Elvis collection with as many personal items as possible. He told me he was going to do an event in Paris next, but to visit him at his hotel the next morning. He showed me a small black box full of rings, and said Elvis had asked him to hold on to them at some point in the early 70’s and then had never asked for them again afterwards. He said this kind of stuff would happen all the time, because Elvis would go through a lot of rings and other jewelry all the time. He asked me if there was any ring I liked best, that I was most interested in buying from him. I could not take my eyes off the box and immediately knew I wanted the entire thing! Within minutes we agreed on a price for all 12 rings that were in the box. I was short so I borrowed some money from my parents, and we left with a dozen of Elvis’ rings!


A shining star himself, Elvis was a fan of the sparkle, and showed this affinity for jewelry by wearing and gifting a voluminous amount in the 1970s. This 14-karat gold men’s ring weighs approximately 9.5 grams and contains a 0.18 carat diamond weighing 3.5 mm. The diamond is centered in a starburst, which is centered in a square concentric surround which is pyramid-shaped. The two-toned top gentleman’s bauble, marked “14KT” on the interior band, was gifted by Elvis to Charlie Hodge. The ring, size 6.5, is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Condition Report: The ring is in well loved condition.
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UPS Store #0869
6025 Stage Road, Ste 42
Bartlett, TN 38134
T: (901) 385-8701
Contact: Robert Brown
store0869@theupsstore.com
www.theUPSStorelocal.com/0869

Lisa Fisher-Wood
Fine Arts Coordinator
Mallory Alexander International Logistics
4294 Swinnea Road, Memphis, TN 38118
LisaF@mallorygroup.com
Phone: Ofc) 901-370-4303 Cell) 901-493-6596.
www.mallorygroup.com

LR International Inc.
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3720 River Road | Suite 300
Franklin Park, IL 60131 USA
T: 630-350-7100
F: 630-350-7101
Contact: Jerry Pohlman
jerryp@lrinternational.com

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UPS Store #0869
6025 Stage Road, Ste 42
Bartlett, TN 38134
T: (901) 385-8701
Contact: Robert Brown
store0869@theupsstore.com
www.theUPSStorelocal.com/0869

Lisa Fisher-Wood
Fine Arts Coordinator
Mallory Alexander International Logistics
4294 Swinnea Road, Memphis, TN 38118
LisaF@mallorygroup.com
Phone: Ofc) 901-370-4303 Cell) 901-493-6596.
www.mallorygroup.com

LR International Inc.
www.lrinternational.com
3720 River Road | Suite 300
Franklin Park, IL 60131 USA
T: 630-350-7100
F: 630-350-7101
Contact: Jerry Pohlman
jerryp@lrinternational.com

All items for this auction are located at Graceland Archives Warehouse in Memphis, TN. Auction A Circle, LLC does not ship. As a buyer, you are responsible for the pick up or shipment of the property you have purchased. As a courtesy, Auction A Circle, LLC has made arrangements with a variety of third party shippers to provide shipping quotes for buyers. Please note that shipping remains the responsibility of the buyer and it is highly recommended that you get quotes prior to the auction for large, fragile, or heavy items so you can consider the shipping costs before bidding. Under no circumstances will Auction A Circle, LLC be held responsible for items entrusted to a third party shipper. Purchaser agrees that packing and shipping is done at the purchaser's risk and that the purchaser will pay for all packing expenses, materials, carrier fees and insurance charges. Auction A Circle, LLC will have no liability for any loss or damage to shipped items. If any employee or agent of Auction A Circle, LLC is requested and agrees to pack or transport the merchandise, it is fully at the risk, responsibility and expense of the purchaser and Auction A Circle, LLC shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent. The purchase price and all fees must be paid in full before items will be released to the buyer or their agent.

Shipping small items by common carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS): Auction A Circle, LLC has engaged shippers to pick up several times a week from Auction A Circle, LLC's facilities. Auction A Circle, LLC's recommended shippers for small items are LR International, Mallory Alexander International Logistics and UPS Store #0869. Once Auction A Circle, LLC received your payment and the completed shipping form authorizing the release of your property to the shipper, Auction A Circle, LLC will add your lot(s) to the list for the next pick up. You will receive a shipping quote for you approval within 48 hours after the shipper has picked up your lot(s). If for any reason the quote is unacceptable to you, your property will be returned to Auction A Circle, LLC so you can make alternate arrangements.

Shipping larger items by freight (e.g. furniture, bulky or odd shaped items, etc.): Auction A Circle, LLC can provide assistance in arranging for delivery by freight for items that exceed allowable dimensions or weight restrictions of UPS, Fed Ex and similar carriers. Depending on the location, Auction A Circle, LLC can recommend a variety of third party shippers. Auction A Circle, LLC is also happy to work with the freight company of your choosing. Please keep in mind that delivery of these types of items can be an expensive proposition and Auction A Circle, LLC urges you to consider this before bidding. Please remember that it is your responsibility to pay for all deliveries.
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