Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Valentine Greeting

This cross came into the present owners possession simply through a private sale from another collector. The cross has been authenticated by both David Stanley and Lamar Fike who both clearly remembering Elvis wearing the item.

Elvis's very own 'partner' cross was displayed in public for the very first time, on Valentine's Day 2004 at the Fingerprints of Elvis at Albert Dock, Liverpool. It was loaned to the Exhibition (now closed) by an anonymous collector who insured the piece for £1million.

When Elvis and Priscilla finally broke up they each kept their cross: a love token, which Elvis had designed and made to symbolise his everlasting love for her. It also accentuated his strong spiritual side. The cross was perhaps the closest material item to Elvis' heart ­ one of just two crosses he had made for Priscilla and himself. Even after their break-up Elvis always treasured his cross and kept it close by his side.

The yellow gold cross, created in a baroque type style, is designed to hang from a chain. The cross has a delicate swirling pattern gathered around a simple crucifix held at its centre by a delicate, golden ball.

Enjoy your Valentine's Day, remembering that you are loved, always.