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Dates
Forged between c. II 1500 and c. II 1590. Only three of the seven survived to the end of the Third Age, in the keeping of Sauron1
Origins
Made by Celebrimbor and the Mírdain of Eregion
Race
Made by Elves, but borne by Dwarves until they were destroyed or claimed by Sauron

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Seven Rings

The Rings of the Dwarf-lords

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Those of the Rings of Power that Sauron gave to the Dwarves to seduce them to his service. The Dwarves proved too hardy to be lured in this way, though, and the Rings did little more than increase their native lust for gold. By the end of the Third Age, Sauron had recovered three of the Seven Rings to himself, and the other four had been consumed by dragons.


Notes

1

It is not clear what happened to Sauron's three captured Dwarf-rings, but they were presumably destroyed in the overthrow of Barad-dûr in III 3019.

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