While taking shelter in the home of the Skin-changer Beorn, in the fertile wide lands east of the Anduin, Bilbo collected a handful of acorns. Seeds of hope and memory that he carried with him throughout the quest.
In after times they would remind him of the friends he loved and of what they had fought and died for: not gold or glory, but the chance for a new beginning.
Gandalf summarised it well:
Some believe it is only Great Power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.
The last phrase of Gandalf's poignant quote is engraved on this precious little acorn pendant crafted from solid Sterling Silver.
This jewellery is hand crafted in New York City by RockLove and comes in a gift box complete with a 20 in (51 cm) Sterling Silver chain.
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Behind-the-Scenes on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
In 2008 Allison Hourcade fused her love of historical eras and silversmithing to develop RockLove, making it her full time passion and career. Every piece is handmade from start to finish using the highest quality precious metals, genuine gemstones, vintage relics, and eco-friendly fair trade organic materials. These pieces have been handcrafted in New York City by RockLove in collaboration with Weta Workshop for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie.