ELVIS PRESLEY'S LEGENDARY AFRICAN BLACK MANE LION CLAW NECKLACE
WORN BY ELVIS ON AND OFF STAGE
14K YELLOW GOLD CAPPED AFRICAN LION CLAW WITH HAND SCULPTURED LIONS HEAD
2 CABOCHON RUBY EYES
15 ROUND BRILLIANT CUT DIAMONDS SET EN PAVE IN THE MANE
1 .20 CTS. ROUND BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND SET IN THE BALE
Jimmy Velvets words: "It's truly an amazing piece" "In my opinion, its the greatest piece of Elvis jewelry owned"
It was on display in Jimmy Velvets world famous Elvis Presley Museum for many years and seen by millions of fans
Accompanied by a letter of authenticity hand signed by Bill W. Jeffrey, President William Jeffrey Designs Inc.
The letter reads:
Dear Mr. Velvet,
This is to certify that this 14k yellow gold capped African lion claw with a sculptured lion's head with two cabochon ruby eyes and fifteen round brilliant cut diamonds set en pave in the mane and one .20 cts. round brilliant cut diamond set in the bale, is indeed the same one made by us for Mr. Elvis Presley.
This claw came from a Black Mane, African lion shot by myself while on safari in Botswanna, Africa on the Kalahari Desert in 1969. The pendant was subsequently designed and custom-made for Elvis Presley in 1972.
Very truly yours
Bill W. Jeffrey
Signed Bill W Jeffrey
President: William Jeffrey Designs
Also accompanied by a Elvis Presley Museum certificate of authenticity hand signed by Jimmy Velvet.
Reads in part that it was the 'Personal property of Elvis Presley. Personally owned and stage worn lion claw necklace. This 14k gold capped African Black Mane lion claw with hand sculptured lion head has two cabochon ruby eyes, fifteen round diamonds and one .20ct brilliant cut diamond set in the bale.
This was custom made for Elvis by renowned Beverly Hills jeweler and safari hunter, Bill Jeffrey in 1972.
Elvis wore this magnificent piece of jewelry many times on and off stage