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Collecting The Precious – Badali Jewlery’s Elessar the Elfstone

elessar If you were at Comic-Con 2014, you would have had a chance to see this wonderful handmade Middle-earth collectible.

The awesome folks at Badali Jewelry have a brand new collectible now up for sale on their website. The Elessar the Elfstone brooch that Aragorn was given by Galadriel as a gift from Arwen while in Lothlorien can now be yours.  (more…)

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Jewelry, Jewelry, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Shop

Collecting The Precious – New Middle-earth Jewelry From Badali Jewelry

ringOur friends at Badali Jewelry have some amazing new jewelry ready for fans of Middle-earth to snag for any and all occasions. The first item is a beautiful set of earrings of the Arkenstone being held by a claw of Smaug himself You can get the Smaug’s claw done in several types of metal ranging from Sterling Silver to Palladium White Gold with the prices ranging from $55 to $668. If you’re feeling in more of an Elvish mood then they also have a great looking set of Mirkwood Elven Earrings with an Emerald from Girion, Lord of Dale. The Elven leaves can be purchased in the same metals with the Palladium coming in at $757. Have something Middle-earth related you’ve wanted to put on a chain to create a necklace? Then Badali has something for you. You can now have your own piece of Mithril with this great looking Mithril Chain. Normally $15 you can snag this right now for only $10!

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Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Jewelry, Jewelry, Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit

Wondercon starts on Friday in Anaheim

Wondercon logoConvention season is upon us, and the first big shindig on the TheOneRing.net Calendar is Wondercon in Anaheim. Tickets are still available if you find yourself in So Cal this weekend, so head on over to the Wondercon site and register to attend. There is a full schedule of panels, screenings, an artist alley to visit, the exhibitors hall for all your geeky shopping needs, and plenty of cosplay going on. We will be reporting on the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday morning, so follow our tweets for live reporting from the con, and a post later that afternoon for any and all Hobbit details. TheOneRing.net will have it’s first big panel of the year on Saturday afternoon at 5:30pm in Room 300DE.

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For the collectors out there, don’t miss some of the wonderful exclusives that will be at Wondercon throughout the weekend. You can find the list at Wondercon Exclusives where you will see TORn’s own Wondercon Dragon shirt and Badali Jewelry’s Gold plated Dwarven battle axe. TORn’s booth is #1504 and Badali is just two booths away at booth #1404. And there are some wonderful exclusives offered by a number of other vendors as well, so happy shopping.

 

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Posted in Clothing, Clothing, Collectibles, Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Jewelry, Jewelry, Meet Ups, Merchandise, Shop, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Warner Bros., WonderCon

Just how do you make the One Ring?

One RingSauron created the One Ring in secrecy, so little is known of how he created it. Gandalf was able to do research in the libraries of Gondor to determine the nature and look of the One Ring, but not much more on it’s forging. Luckily, our good friends at Badali Jewelry are much more forthcoming in how they make this very special item. Below is a video of just what goes into making the One Ring, minus the Malice of Sauron being added to it.

Now that you have seen the process, we asked the artisans at Badali what kind of timeline it takes, and here is the response from Janelle Powell:

From start to finish it takes us about a week to make each item, but that is because we are doing each step in batches to maximize our work time.  The actual time spent on each One Ring of Power is approximately 3-4 hours of hands on work time (meaning its in the hands of a jeweler and actively being worked on).  This does not include time for the investment to set up (approximately 1 hour), time in the burn out ovens (an overnight process), cool down time (15-20 minutes), time in the pickle (varies), time in the ultra sonic cleaner, and time in the tumblers (anywhere from 1hr to overnight).  If the item in question is one of our Gollum Gold 24k Gold Plated One Rings these are sent out of house to be plated which takes about a week and a half.  Once they come back from the plater we inspect each ring to make sure that the plating was done properly, string them on a chain and pack them in their draw string pouches.  If there is any enamel or paint work to be done on the ring, this adds anywhere from 10 minutes – 2 hours of time as well.  All and all, it’s a lengthy back breaking process, but the results are well worth it and ensure that we produce the highest quality items for our customers.

Badali Jewelry will be at Wondercon this coming weekend, and can be found at booth #1404, just a few spaces over from TORn’s booth at #1504. Make sure to stop by and say hello, check out their amazing work, and enter their drawing for some free jewelry. You can also visit them on the web right here.

 

Posted in Conventions, Creations, Events, Fans, Hobbit Book, Jewelry, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, TheOneRing.net Community, WonderCon

Good Luck to all Oscar Nominees.

DOS good luck pinWhat do you get people who have everything? The extremely talented folks in front of and behind the camera in the film industry typically have very nice jobs. They get to travel all over the world, they make a decent salary, they are beloved by millions, and they get to create great art. Come awards season, if their work has been deemed excellent by their peers, they are nominated in their respective fields. And then they are wined and dined and gifted until their houses are full of chochkis, or sometimes really cool stuff. So I ask again, what do you get these people?

Well, if you are TheOneRing.net, you simply get them a little Luck, in the form of a pin they can wear at the ceremony, or not, as they see fit. Most of them wait to put their pins on until they get to one of our parties. It always sort of acts as an automatic pass to get in, we don’t have to look their names up on the list.

We wouldn’t have these pins to give if it weren’t for our wonderfully geeky and talented friends at Badali Jewelry, who began this tradition with the Fellowship of the Ring, and above you see the 5th installment of the Good Luck pin. Today several of these pins were delivered to current nominees, through torrential rain in case anyone was wondering. If you find that you are a nominee and you don’t have one of these waiting for you at your hotel, feel free to ping us at Oscarparty@TheOneRing.net so we can rectify the situation.

peter-jackson piinTo the right you see Peter Jackson winning one of his 3 Oscars on February 29, 2004 while wearing the ROTK Good Luck pin. So that might just be a hint that wearing the pin during the ceremony is Good Luck.

Here at TheOneRing.net we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations and wish you the best of luck to everyone listed below. While you are all sitting at the Dolby trying not to bite all of your nails off, we will be over at the Cat & Fiddle cheering you on, and drinking a toast to you, as we always do come Oscar night.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug nominees

Sound Editing – Brent Burge and Chris Ward

Sound Mixing – Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson

Visual Effects – Joe Lettery, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

 

Middle-earth nominees in other projects

Best Actress – Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

Short: Live Action – The Voorman Problem, which stars Martin Freeman

Middle-earth personage as a Presenter

Benedict Cumberbatch

Good Luck one and All!
Posted in Benedict Cumberbatch, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Jewelry, Jewelry, Joe Letteri, Martin Freeman, Meet Ups, One Dragon, One Party, Oscar Parties, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s The Mirkwood Gaol Key and Thror’s Ring

HobbitDOSMirkwoodGaolKeyc2Last night Weta Workshop released two more prop replica items from The Hobbit Trilogy. The first is an item I have personally been looking forward to getting since the films were announced. The escape from Thranduil’s halls is one of the best parts of the book and this item plays a pivotal role in that escape. Fans can now own their own replica of The Mirkwood Gaol Key that Bilbo uses to rescue the Dwarves. As we all know the Dwarves were given seven rings of power and one of these rings went to Thoror who was the King of the Longbeards. Thanks to the craftsmen at Weta you can now bring home this ring of power. Collectors can snag The Mirkwood Gaol Key for $29.99 and Thror’s Ring of Power for $174.99

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Jewelry, Jewelry, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Gifts for Tolkien Fans – Top Ten Collectibles

hobbitdosthranduildlrg2The Holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and its time to start thinking about what to get that special Tolkien lover in your life. We’re pleased to to help ease your journey in by narrowing down what we feel are the top 10 Middle-earth related collectibles that fans can easily swing on a holiday budget. You can get any of these amazing collectibles from our friends at Weta Workshop, Artist Jerry Vanderstelt, Sideshow Collectibles, and The Noble Collection. These collectibles range from mini-sword letter openers to giant premium formats all of which help cover any Tolkien Collector in your family.

Here’s our Top 10 List: (In No Particular Order)

  1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition with Limited Edition Amazon Exclusive Bilbo/Gollum Statue (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UltraViolet)
  2. One Ring – Tungsten – Gold plated (with or without script) Weta Workshop
  3. Tauriel Necklace (Weta and Noble)
  4. King Thranduil Statue
  5. The Key to Erebor  Weta Workshop
  6. Mini-sword letter openers from Noble – Narsil, LOTR Sting, The Hobbit Sword Set, Thranduil’s Sword, Tauriel’s Dagger, Morgul Dagger
  7. Barrel-riders Weta Workshop – Bilbo Baggins & Bombur the Dwarf
  8. Jerry Vanderstelt’s Middle-earth prints
  9. Sauron Premium Format
  10. Ringwraith on Steed Premium Format
Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Jewelry, Jewelry, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Shop, Sideshow Collectibles, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Collecting The Precious – The Noble Collection’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Product Extravaganza

ThranduilSwordAs we shared with you the other day, our friends at The Noble Collection have some really great stuff coming that will be tied in with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. On top of the four Thranduil related items that we wrote about before, there are another ten more items, for a total of fourteen awesome looking collectibles. These items range from the rings featured in our previous post, to some pretty sweet sculpted bookmarks of Bilbo/Gollum from Riddles in the Dark. If you’re a fan of the mini-sword letter openers then you get three more of these with these being Thranduil’s Sword, Tauriel’s Dagger, and the Morgul Blade. These are just examples of the items you can get from The Noble Collection and have in your collection from December 6th.

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Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Jewelry, Jewelry, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Collecting The Precious – The Noble Collection Plethora of Thranduil

NN1358MWe’re pleased to team up with our friends at The Noble Collection to show off for the first time some brand new items that will be up for sale very soon. These beautiful items are all related to the Elven King Thranduil himself and will all be items you can wear the night The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes out.  We have four new items with three of them being some highly detailed rings and a beautiful looking broach. We should have details on price and availability as soon as they go up.

If you want to check out all the news for The Noble Collection stop by and like The Noble Collection Facebook page.

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Jewelry, Jewelry, Merchandise, Shop

Badali Jewelry Shows Their Support for TheOneRing.net

Badali JewelryAs we continue our 2013 Pledge Drive – Light the Beacons – you may be wondering if we are receiving any corporate support.The answer is a decisive ‘Yes!’ Over the years, we’ve been privileged to establish amazing relationships with some very reputable and worthwhile corporate entities. Those entities are now popping up to lend their support to TheOneRing.net with a financial commitment.

So without further delay, we’d like to announce our first corporate donation is from  Badali Jewelry – the amazing proprietors of quality hand-crafted jewelry-art, and unique and original custom jewelry. While we know them for their amazing line-up of officially licensed Tolkien related items, they also feature other great properties like  have an amazing offering of other categories. From the wonderfully witty Geek Tags, to their Zodiac offerings.

We need to be clear – Badali has contributed financially to our drive. They are simply supporting TheOneRing.net, just like you have with your pledges. So please take a moment to visit their online store at BadaliJewelry.com and make a purchase. Support those businesses that are sharing in the goodwill of our community and helping keep TheOneRing.net online and thriving for years to come.

As an added incentive, and in celebration of Bilbo and Frodo’s combined birthday, Badali has sent us a 15% off coupon for their entire site. Simply use code BILBO at checkout. It will be good until September 30th.

TheOneRing.net would like to formally thank Badali Jewelry for their continued support of TheOneRing.net!

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Posted in Characters, Clothing, ComicCon, Conventions, Evangeline Lilly, Events, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Jewelry, Jewelry, Meet Ups, Posters Prints, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Collecting The Precious – The Noble Collecting The One Ring Sterling Silver Contest Winners

NN9269We recently teamed up with our friends at The Noble Collection to help announce the launch of their  Facebook Page. The prize, as so many of you know, was not one but five of their The One Ring Sterling Silver edition. This awesome item retails for $129 and five of you lucky people are getting one of them added to your collection. Tonight, we’re pleased to announce the five winners of this contest.  A big congratulations to the winners: Dawn S. of Dayton, Ohio, Meagan M. of Carlisle, PA, Lorie P. of Aiken, SC,  Sam W. of Wolverhampton, and Rachael V. of Naperville Illinois. You will be hearing from The Noble Collection about your prize soon. Thank you again to The Noble Collection for the prizes!

 

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Jewelry, Jewelry, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Shop

Collecting The Precious – The Noble Collection The One Ring Sterling Edition Contest

NN9269Our friends at The Noble Collection have created a Facebook Page to allow fans to stay in better touch with all the latest product updates. In celebration of this we’ve teamed up with The Noble Collection to give away FIVE of their The One Ring Sterling Silver Edition. This awesome collectible retails for $129 and comes with a great wooden case to display this amazing replica in. The contest for this item starts today and will go for ten days ending on August 8th at midnight PST. When entering this contest please make sure to give us all your contact information: first/last name, address, email address, and phone number. Also, this contest is open to US and EU residents. If you’re in the EU you will be responsible for taxes and duties.

Enter here for The One Ring Sterling Silver Edition: Entry Form

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Jewelry, Jewelry, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Shop