Elvis’ Love Affair with Jewellery
Everything about Elvis was larger than life! He grew up dirt poor, but when he achieved International stardom, success allowed him to realize his childhood dreams of an opulent lifestyle.
Elvis became a spiritual man who not only loved beautiful things; he had a strong appreciation of natural beauty and loved nature and animals. However, Elvis’ passion for all that money could buy was all consuming and as legendary as the performer himself. He was an avid collector of cars, motorcycles, clothes, and jewelry. Paradoxically, he loved to give his possessions away, to those people who meant the most to him—and to complete strangers.
The man who loved all that glitters was gone too soon, but the jewellery he took great pride in designing himself, and wearing on-stage and off, resides in museums and in private collections of friends. Even fans lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time, have rings and other jewels the famous jewelry collector gave them at concerts. The ‘King of Rock and Roll’ epitomized fame and fortune, and his jewelry collection befitted the ‘King’ he became. Like the jewellery he wore, Elvis had a magical radiance; it shone from him like some crazy wonderful aura.