14 February 2019

Review: Wisdom of Gandalf Pendant and Aragorn Engagement Ring from Badali Jewelry

Hi everyone! It's been awhile. What better way to return from a wee hiatus than by writing about my favorite people/products?!


THE WISDOM OF GANDALF PENDANT

The fine folks at Badali Jewelry have done it again. Following the success of their Eowyn Shieldmaiden pendant, they have just released another piece inspired by a character quote - this time by Gandalf, whose wisdom is unmatched. This pendant, available with either a chain or a choker, features what is perhaps his most famous line from The Fellowship of the Ring:

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."


Just look at all the little details! 


I opted for the 24" rope chain, as I've never had much luck with chokers or anything that sits too close to the skin on or around my neck/collar. I love how low this hangs down. It makes for a nice statement piece.

If you follow me on any form of social media, you probably know by now that Gandalf is my favorite Tolkien character - so this piece is perfect for someone like me! And perfect for anyone who enjoys wearing their favorite quote. This is such a simple, yet beautifully done piece - just like everything made at Badali.

You can get yours now over at http://badalijewelry.com/wisdom-of-gandalf.html



 ENGAGEMENT RING OF ARAGORN AND ARWEN

This one was a gift to myself. I hadn't bought anything in awhile and I had waited so very long for Badali to make their version of the Ring of Barahir. I was devastated after my original one from Noble Collection lost its gem several years ago; and then I realized that Badali would definitely make a better one anyway - and I was right! 

It might be an overreaction to say I want to cry every time I get a new piece in the mail, but it's true. I get goosebumps opening my packages and butterflies in my stomach. My eyes water a little when I see the amazing work of art before my eyes. How they manage to capture the essence of Tolkien's books so perfectly each time never fails to amaze me. 

Check out my photos below and then go grab one for yourself at http://badalijewelry.com/aragorn-ring.html



As you can see, I now have both Aragorn's and Arwen's engagement rings:


Be sure to follow the fine folks of Badali Jewelry on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and show them lots of love!

22 November 2018

New Ring of Barahir from Badali Jewelry

Last night on Instagram and Facebook, the folks at Badali Jewelry finally announced one piece I had long been waiting for: Aragorn's ring, the Ring of Barahir, available with either silver or gold crown.


We can almost envision the moment in the Middle-earth™ year of 2980, when a young Aragorn entered Lórien to meet his beloved Arwen Undómiel™.  Among the majestic trees of Lothlórien, Aragorn™ presented Arwen™ with his family ring, the ring of Barahir, and he pledged to her his love and life.  There, together they swore their loyalty upon the hill of Cerin Amroth.  Over the ages the ring changed hands many times, ultimately ending up in the care of Elrond of Rivendell.  In the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen, Elrond called Aragorn by his true name, Elessar, and delivered unto him the heirlooms of his house:  The Ring of Barahir and Shards of Narsil.


The ring will be available in US sizes 7 to 16 (whole, half, and quarter sizes).

With the holidays coming up - and Badali offering 30% off Black Friday through Cyber Monday with the code BLACKCYBER - now is the perfect opportunity to grab this beautiful piece and maybe even some others you've had your eye on!

For more information, or to grab yours now, visit http://badalijewelry.com/aragorn-ring.html!

28 September 2018

'Lord of the Rings' Gets Rodent Remake

A recent short film by CGMeetup, simply titled 'Mice', pays homage to the Lord of the Rings films using subway mice who find a golden soda cap ring.

It's a cute film and well worth the watch. How many references to Peter Jackson's films can you spot?


05 September 2018

New Lord of the Rings MMO Coming Soon from Athlon Games

According to a recent press release from Leyou Technolgies Holdings Limited (best known as the parent company of Warframe's publisher), a new project is underway in Middle-earth:
Athlon Games is partnering with Middle-earth Enterprises, to develop and publish a free-to- play massively multiplayer online video game based on The Lord of the Rings , the landmark fantasy literary work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Set in the world of Middle-earthTM during the years leading to the events of The Lord of the Rings, the game will provide Middle-earth fans throughout the world with a new, immersive game experience for epic exploration of the Tolkien universe.
Apparently taking place before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, it will follow the standard free-to-play model, in which the game and most (if not all) of its features can be enjoyed for free but microtransactions can provide additional content and benefits. No release date or additional information has been given at this time, but it may be a welcome addition to the Middle-earth video game collection.

Fans can currently immerse themselves in virtual Middle-earth via Standing Stone Games' The Lord of the Rings Online, which debuted in 2007 and has successfully passed the 10-year mark. The game is free-to-play and can be downloaded at lotro.com.