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Type: Gems & Jewelry

Other Names: Heart of the Mountain

Description:But fairest of all was the great white gem, which the dwarves had found beneath the roots of the Mountain, the Heart of the Mountain, the Arkenstone of Thrain.
"The Arkenstone! The Arkenstone!" murmured Thorin in the dark, half dreaming with his chin upon his knees. "It was like a globe with a thousand facets; it shone like silver in the firelight, like water in the sun, like snow under the stars, like rain upon the Moon!"
The Hobbit, Ch 12, Inside Information

The great jewel shone before he feet of its own inner light, and yet, cut and fashioned by the dwarves, who had dug it from the heart of the mountain long ago, it took all light that fell upon it and-changes it into ten thousand sparks of white radiance shot with glints of the rainbow.
The Hobbit, Ch 14, Fire and Water

It was as if a globe had been filled with moonlight and hung before them in a net woven of the glint of frosty stars.
The Hobbit, Ch 16, A Thief in the Night

Contributors: Lyllyn 8.30.03

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