Mirkwood Elven necklace: the Emerald of Girion

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The Emeralds of Girion was a necklace belonging to Girion, the last Lord of Dale. The necklace was given as payment for a coat of mail armor made by the Dwarves of Erebor. The necklace was described as being "made of five hundred emeralds green as grass". The necklace was one of the fabulous treasures discovered in Smaug, the dragon's hoard. At the end of the Battle of Five Armies, Thranduil, the Elvenking of Mirkwood, was given The Emeralds of Girion by Bard the Bowman in gratitude for his assistance. The Mirkwood Elven Necklace is one design in a series of jewelry that feature the brilliant emeralds that were set in Girion's necklace. The emerald is set in a pendant of silver beech leaves, the trees that J.R.R. Tolkien described as covering the great forest of Middle-earth. These leaves were beloved by Elves and are also described as the leaves of Lothlorien. The Mirkwood Elven Necklace is cast in solid sterling silver and is set with a 12 x 10 mm emerald green cubic zirconia. The elven pendant measures approximately 31.1 mm (1 1/4") long including bail, 22 mm (7/8") at the widest point and 6.2 mm (1/4") thick at the gemstone. The Mirkwood necklace weighs approximately 5 grams. Each necklace is rhodium plated to prevent tarnishing. Includes a 24" long rhodium plated chain*