Hmmm…The rings for going to Narnia, from “The Sorcerer’s Nephew” seem pretty cool to me. A green one and a yellow one. I had a couple of plastic rings in those colors when I was little. They came in very handy for playing Narnia.
The ring that Lily Tomlin wore in 9 to 5, during her Cinderella fantasy sequence. She opened her enormous, gaudy ring to reveal a secret compartment where she kept poison, which she put in Dabney Colman’s coffee. I didn’t specifically want to poison anyone, but I was jonesed on the idea of a ring with a secret compartment.
Ok, so it’s not Tolkien, but it’s still fictional!
…as Qadgop delves into the mire of the Lampoon Waste, on the south border of Smarnia…
Dunno – I rather like the Ring of the Nibelungs, myself – which brings to mind Tolkien’s wry comment on the self-appointed Swedish expert on his works pontificating about it: “If he’d gone on much longer, I was afraid that he’d end up telling us that the Ring was in his own pocket!”
Thomas Covenant’s white gold wedding ring occasionally came in handy, when he wasn’t bitching and moaning about his inherent guilt and lack of self-worth. It got him lots of free stuff from time to time.