The lesser rings were forged by the elves as essays in the craft of ring making. Gandalf mentioned these rings to Frodo when recounting the origins of the Rings of Power. These rings were made sometime between S.A. 1200, when Sauron came in disguise to Eregion, and 1500, when they began crafting the greater Rings of Power.
Portrayal in adaptations
1995-1997: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game
- Several cards describing and depicting lesser rings were released, for example "The Oracle's Ring", "Wizard's Ring", and "Magic Rings" of different power (lore, stealth, courage, etc.).
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online: