In a new book, The Essential J.R.R. Tolkien Sourcebook: A Fan's Guide to Middle-earth and Beyond, authors George Beahm & Colleen Doran have put together a veritable plethora of information that will interest and entertain all fans of Tolkien's works and the Peter Jackson movie trilogy.
With George's permission we reproduce here the book's take on the Jens Hansen Movie Ring, excerpted directly from the chapter on Ring Replicas:
The Hansen Ring
Among the replicas, if there is one ring that rules them all, it is the Hansen ring:
Gandalf held it up. It looked to be made of pure and solid gold.
"Can you see any markings on it'?" he asked.
"No," said Frodo. "There are none. It is quite plain, and it never shows a scratch or sign of wear."
And so, too, is the Hansen ring. Unlike the other rings with the Elvish script-in the movie, the Hansen ring was visually enhanced by special effects-this one is quite plain, and as manufactured and presented in its wooden box, it shows neither a scratch or sign of wear.
Though some will undoubtedly prefer the more gaudy replica rings with the inscription emblazoned around their bands, I think most Tolkien purists would appreciate the beauty of the Hansen ring, which is a lovely piece of jewelry, its literary significance notwithstanding.
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