Inspired by the fantasy classic, The Lord of the Rings™ by JRR Tolkien, the Badali Jewelry artists have designed and created The Palantir™ Locket. The Palantir pendant is carefully handcrafted one at a time in your choice of white bronze, dark bronze, yellow bronze or antiqued bronze. Each locket is carefully hand finished and inspected for the highest quality by our staff. The Palantir Locket is officially licensed jewelry design with Middle-earth Enterprises as The Lord of the Rings jewelry.
The locket holds the Palantir, one of the Seeing-stones of Middle-earth™. Palantiri™ were used by the Dúnedain™ to gather information and to communicate over long distances. Over time, most of the Palantiri were lost, but the Orthanc-stone™ was found and used by Saruman™ while he resided in the Tower of Orthanc™. Eventually he made contact with the Ithil-stone™, the Palantir controlled by Sauron™. Thus began Saruman's descent into the Dark Lord's sway. The Palantir locket holds the Orthanc-stone, a 20 mm (just over 3/4") transparent black glass sphere. The locket is hinged so that it can open and close and the Seeing-stone can be removed.
The Badali Jewelry artists were inspired by the Tower of Orthanc when designing the locket. Orthanc was made of hard, gleaming black stone and was composed of four, many-sided columns of rock joined together. The columns rose to a height of 500 feet and then forked into four sharp pinnacles. A platform was built between the pinnacles, the very platform where Gandalf® was held captive while Saruman's prisoner during the War of The Ring™. The platform was covered by small roof of polished stone carved with astronomical signs. The Palantir Locket features those symbols representing stars, planets or important constellations of Middle-earth.
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