I recall Gandalf instructing Frodo in the lore of the Ring, and he mentioned that the Nine, the Seven and the Three, each had its proper stone or gem, but not so The One. It was unadorned and round, like one of the lesser rings.

Is there any mention of the gems on the Nine and the Seven? I know about the Three Elven Rings.

In my opinion, this is not a duplicate, as the other question queries about the make and material used for the rings. The gemstones have been mentioned very particularly by Gandalf, as possibly one of the proofs towards establishing the authenticity of Frodo's ring and its significance, and have been highlighted in the Elven rings. There has not been any mention of them in the literature commonly available.

  • At this page you can buy replicas of the Seven, and they claim to be "officially licensed" - i.e. approved by the Tolkien estate?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Oct 30, 2015 at 12:10

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No, they are never actually seen, all of them either being destroyed or in Sauron's possession. Gandalf's line there is the only description ever given of their appearance.

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