|Seven jewels and two watches were placed on auction on January 7 along with 120 other items. In terms of material they were unremarkable, low-karat gold set with diamonds and gems with seemingly little significance. The designs were unconventional. Yet they commanded significant sums. That’s because the jewels were either owned or gifted by Elvis Presley.|
Presley, who died in 1977, is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
|A ruby, sapphire and diamond American flag pin that Presley wore to the White House to meet President Richard Nixon in 1970.|