DescriptionElvis Presley's Personally-Owned 10K Gold Nugget Ring Gifted by Him to His Friend and Aide Marty Lacker, with Signed LOA. A 10K gold nugget ring with four diamonds originally from Elvis' personal collection of jewelry. It was gifted by Presley to his longtime friend, personal aide, and the co-best man at his wedding. Lacker tells the story in the 2011-dated, signed letter accompanying this ring, in part: "One night in the 70's, I was upstairs at Graceland with Elvis and he was going through his jewelry case and he turned around came over to me and said 'let me see your hand'. I had no idea what he meant so I put my left hand out and he slid this ring on my finger... I thought it was a good looking ring. I looked at it and started to take it off to give back to him and he said, 'keep it, it is now yours.' That was a typical move for Elvis... I have worn it on my left hand every day for the last 40 years." Excellent condition.
Elvis and Marty met while still in high school. Though Marty was younger, they had something in common. Lacker talked about it in a Larry King interview: "...I had just moved from New York. And Elvis dressed in very flashy clothes, which was different than the kids back then. Most of the guys back then wore crew cuts and Levis and t-shirts. And Elvis wore flashy clothes, wore his collar up, his hair was a lot longer than the rest of the people. And basically, I dressed the same way, coming from New York. And the kids used to kid us about who was going to out-dress who the next day." As Elvis' fame grew, he brought in many of his friends from the early days to work for him, a group that would come to be named "The Memphis Mafia." Lacker was one of the earliest members of this elite group and often called the Foreman of the Memphis Mafia. LOA from Marty Lacker.
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