Elvis ring gifted to woman in 1975 by the King himself sells for £89,000

A star-shaped diamond ring that Elvis Presley gave to a female fan at a 1975 concert sold for £89,000.

Donna Lewis was 20 when the King handed her the sparkler – in white gold and featuring 50 stones.

She kept hold of it for 43 years before deciding to sell it through US auction house Julien’s, where it fetched £75,000 before fees.

Auctioneer Martin Nolan said: “Donna is a wonderful lady and it was heart-wrenching for her to let the ring go.

“It was so typical of Elvis, he loved his jewellery but he also loved his fans.

“Donna was so touched she took a placard to another show with a thank-you message on it. It is a great story.”

Elvis died of a heart attack in 1977, aged 42.

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