No person of royalty would fully reign without a substantial jewelry collection. Elvis took this to heart, especially toward the end of his life.
Even in his early days as a rock star gone military heartthrob, Elvis was fond of watches and rings. In later years, as his larger than life presence grew, Presley was rarely seen without some significant gold or diamond encrusted adornment, often in necklace form.
In honor of what would have been his 81st birthday this Friday, here’s a look at a few of the King’s most memorable and iconic jewelry pieces. (more…)