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[color=#BFFFBF:3usbkcj6]Hello! This is my first post!!! :mrgreen:
I have been told that the arkenstone is actually a faceted stone but with artistic licence, every time i've read it I always imagine it the same way.

Basically, I imagine the arkenstone as if it were an albino palantir. Another way I usually describe it is by calling it an opal crossed with a palantir. Do you get what I mean? Unfortunately I can't draw, but i'm seeing someone that can, so I'll ask them to draw what I mean. [/color:3usbkcj6]
Hello Galadrial's Mirror, I always imagined the Arkenstone a big diamond with some silver (as in the metal) edging, but I'm not sure whether my perceptions have any links to Tolkien reality or whether I've completely forgotten Tolkien's desciptions of it and I'm wrong :lol:.

Not much help that is it, but maybe you could expand on what you've said a bit and maybe you could post the picture?

Btw theres a New Memebers thread if you wanted to introduce yourself there <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />.


[b:2sg8ws8j][u:2sg8ws8j]Joseph Dwarf[/u:2sg8ws8j][/b:2sg8ws8j] as was [b:2sg8ws8j][u:2sg8ws8j]B'arelyn Dwarf[/u:2sg8ws8j][/b:2sg8ws8j]
I dunno I imagined it to be a kind of translucent pale Diamond that reemits a warm glowing white light. So it glows but only when a light is shining on it.

I cant picture a shape though, I just get a glow. It is supposed to be cut rather than rough though, so what cut would they use? I figure something symetrical.
[color=#BFFF80:36b2sldp]Hi!! I have the picture of the Arkenstone! :mrgreen: But I have no idea how to attach it!!! :? Can anyone tell me how? Although the drawing is very pretty, I think it might have a little too much, as I also said that the artist could include colour schemes similar to those of the first result you get when you search "fire opal" into google images. I personally believe that the Arkenstone is made out of Opalite, which makes it look like it glows from the inside, but with streaks of colour, especially violet/purple. I thououghly suggest you look at the pictures on google images until I can post the picture on here. [/color:36b2sldp]
I always thougt it was like a green emerald.... but that's just what i imagined it would look like, not necccessarily wat Tolkein thought it'd look like...
Hi Galadriel's Mirror2, welcome to the forums! See this thread - [url:2imooo5t][/url:2imooo5t] - about how to upload images to Photobucket and then show them on the forum.

I imagined the Arkenstone as sort of a really big diamond with lots of edges that sparkled and almost glowed when light hit it and in sort of an ovaloid shape.
[color=#00FFBF:2e99sgn4]Hey, thank you Eldorion for sending me the link!! so here it is!! [img:2e99sgn4][/img:2e99sgn4] I really want to see what your drawings look like! Please post them!! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [/color:2e99sgn4]
[color=#00FFBF:15cfipiq]So now you can see what I mean that maybe it has a little too much colour. But it's still pretty![/color:15cfipiq]
I don't really draw so I've got nothing to post. Your drawing looks very nice, though I can't say I ever imagined the Arkenstone looking so rainbow-coloured.
[color=#00FFBF:vp58fumf]Yeah, I'd keep it more opalite.[img:vp58fumf][/img:vp58fumf][/color:vp58fumf]
Your drawing is very good GM, I never really imagined it that colourful my self! If your interested in art you should check out the Fantasy and Sci Fi artwork thread, [b:3io98wkq][u:3io98wkq]Gandalfs Beard[/u:3io98wkq][/b:3io98wkq]'s contributions have been rather good, you should take a look. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />

fantasy-and-sci-fi-artwork-41.html (EDIT)

[u:3io98wkq][b:3io98wkq]Joseph Dwarf[/b:3io98wkq][/u:3io98wkq] as was [b:3io98wkq][u:3io98wkq]B'arelyn Dwarf[/u:3io98wkq][/b:3io98wkq]
Green with Envy

[img:1ur8q3gr][/img:1ur8q3gr] Smile Smilieo ... nstone.jpg
Was just passing through on one of my weekly trips to the Ashmolean yesterday, and noticed a display in the basement mentioning Tolkien and the museums displays influences on him. When writing the hobbit he embarked on reguler trips, notebly to the alfred jewel (below)


Don't think that is the true Arkenstone but there was another picture next to the display, I can only describe it here as a white translucent orb, encapsulated inside 2 bands of gold that meet at the top, crowned with a small dome. I leave my best impression below (only quick but oh well);


dont forget this is all around a centre of white translucentness about the size of 2 fists together

Not the best i know but its quick.
That's actually a really cool sketch Aule 8-) . If you (or anyone else) can draw or paint, please feel free to post more artwork on the thread J Dwarf linked to above. And thanks for tooting my horn for me J Dwarf :oops: :mrgreen: .

I like Brado's the best. that's how i picture it.
Ty GB I'll post soon, Just grapeling with the old windows live account :roll:
hmn,, I always pictured it more diamond shape with regular quartz colour/clear slightly flawed, however if cut properly would show many diffrent colours, anyone ever see a rainbow moonstone? most Moonstones are peach or creamy white in appearence however the Rainbow Moonstone(I think moonstones are mostly quartz?) shows up a pale blue in most lights however if turned in diffrent directions can show bits of purples, greens, reds, and some times orange and yellow I love rainbow moonstones I have two <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
thats the best description can come up with for what they look like
maybe The Arkenstone would be something like that?
guess we have to wai and see like everything else ugh <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> lol
Yeh, a rainbow moonstone! That's exactly what I mean!!!!!
well none the less as I mentioned Rainbow moonstone for a comparison
I was able to get two pics of one of my pendants one using a flash and the other without
so here you go granted my digi camera is bad for close ups(even with the macro featureSad Smilie) but here you go <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />

hope the links work <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />