The Silmarils were set in the Crown, fastened by iron claws. In the Quest for the Silmaril, as told in the tale "Of Beren and Luthien", Beren pried one Silmaril loose from the crown. After Morgoth's defeat in the War of Wrath, the other two jewels were removed and the crown was beaten into a collar for his neck.
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"