Throughout his lifetime, legendary singer Elvis Presley had several memorable catchphrases. However, outsiders didn’t know many of his slogans and “secret language” like his close-knit group of employees and business associates, often referred to as the Memphis Mafia.
One of the famous phrases Elvis often said was “Taking Care of Business,” abbreviated TCB. Fans frequently saw the singer wearing a necklace with the letters TCB. Recently, his ex-wife Priscilla Presley shared the necklace’s origin, revealing she designed the famous piece.
presley-s-iconic-necklace”Priscilla Presley designed Elvis Presley’s iconic necklace
Priscilla and Elvis were what some might call soulmates. The pair met in West Germany, where the singer was stationed. They kept in touch, and almost a decade later, Elvis popped the question. He asked the then-20-year-old Priscilla to marry him with a three-carat diamond.
Priscilla and Elvis were together for a while, but things began souring when Elvis went on tour. This led to an affair between Priscilla and her karate instructor. That, coupled with Elvis’s countless dalliances with other women, eventually led to the collapse of their marriage.
Still, they remained friends, and Priscilla holds the singer in high regard to this day. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the businesswoman shared the origin of one of Elvis’s iconic pieces: the TCB necklace.
Priscilla said, “I actually designed the TCB necklace. We were on a plane going to Memphis one day and he said to me that he wanted to have something for the guys that made it just for the guys. A piece of jewelry for TCB especially and he wanted something designed for it.”
“As we were flying, it started to rain and as it rained, a lightning bolt came across the sky and I looked at it and I drew a lightning bolt and