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Dates
The first Elfstone was made before the Fall of Gondolin in I 510, and passed into the West with Eärendil in I 538; the second Elfstone was created between II 750 and II 1697, and survived into the Fourth Age
Origins
Both Elfstones were probably made by Celebrimbor
Other names
Elessar (see separate entries for the first Elessar of Eärendil and the second Elessar, given to Aragorn)

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Elfstone

The Elessar

The name given to two green stones, one made in the First Age, and the other in the Second Age. The first of these was created in Gondolin and passed into the West with Eärendil, while the later Elfstone was made in Eregion and remained in Middle-earth. At the end of the Third Age this second green stone was given to Aragorn by Galadriel in Lórien, and was the origin of his surname, Elessar.


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