Fëanor creates the Palantíri (estimated date)
Event Type: Artifacts
Age: Time of the Trees
'The palantíri came from beyond Westernesse from Eldamar. The Noldor made them. Fëanor himself, maybe, wrought them, in days so long ago that the time cannot be measured in years.'
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 11, The Palantír
... [Fëanor] it was who, first of the Noldor, discovered how gems greater and brighter than those of the earth might be made with skill. The first gems that Fëanor made were white and colourless...; and other crystals he made also, wherein things far away could be seen small but clear, as with the eyes of the eagles of Manwë.
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 6, Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
[Note: the date is estimated to lie between 1250, when Fëanor begins to learn how to make gems, and 1449, when he begins to craft the Silmarils, according to Morgoth's Ring, HoME Vol 10, Part 2, The Annals of Aman.]
Elena Tiriel 28Oct05