Elvis’ iconic ‘Lion Claw’ necklace hitting the auction block

Elvis’ iconic ‘Lion Claw’ necklace hitting the auction block

Elvis Presley’s iconic “Lion Claw” necklace is expected to fetch a hunka-hunka chunk of change when it hits an online auction block next month.

The custom diamond, gold and ruby-encrusted chain — dubbed the “Holy Grail” of Presley jewelry — was recently listed for sale at the Gotta Have Rock and Roll online auction, which runs through December 15.

Although the necklace is listed with a minimum bid of $350,000, experts expect it to rack up as much as $1 million.

“The amount of pictures that Elvis can be seen wearing this necklace is mind boggling, he wore it throughout his daily life, on and off stage,” auctioneers wrote in the listing.

The King of Rock and Roll was photographed more than 100 times wearing the necklace, including at 30 concerts, his daughter Lisa Marie’s 5th birthday party and on dates with longtime girlfriend Linda Thompson.

He even wore it during his iconic meeting with boxer Muhammad Ali — where the two, both wearing Elvis’ robes, put up fists in Presley’s dressing room after a Las Vegas concert.

Elvis’s “Lion Claw” necklace is expected to sell for up to $1,000,000 at an online auction.
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“Debatably the most iconic photograph ever of Elvis Presley, he can be seen wearing this exact Lion Claw Necklace,” auctioneers said.

After Presley’s August 1977 death, his treasured piece of jewelry was put on display at the Elvis Presley Museum at Graceland.

It enjoyed a brief stay with Jimmy Velvet, who has been called “The Godfather of memorabilia,” per the site.

The custom necklace is encrusted with diamonds, rubies and gold.
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The necklace is the latest in a series of the “Jailhouse Rock” singer’s treasures to be auctioned in recent years.

His beloved Smith & Wesson Model 53 revolver was auctioned in August for $199,750 — more than double what auctioneers anticipated it would sell for.

The handgun — which was gifted to Presley by a mysterious friend nine months before his death — was sold just 10 days after the anniversary of the rock legend’s death.

Elvis wore the necklace to Lisa Marie’s 5th birthday party.
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Last December, the “Can’t Help Falling in Love” singer’s dilapidated private jet sold for $260,000.

Presley bought the plane, which sat unused in a lot for four decades, the year before he died for $840,000.

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