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Marvolo Gaunt's ring

The ring Horcrux and Resurrection Stone

A large gold ring with a black stone etched with the Peverell coat of arms. The only Hallow that was also a Horcrux

'Centuries it’s been in our family, that’s how far back we go, and pure-blood all the way!'


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Dumbledore and Harry watch Tom Riddle as a child in a memory.


By J.K. Rowling

Tom Riddle looking menacing in a Slughorn's Office

Unravelling the riddle of Tom

One of Voldemort's Horcruxes, the Gaunt ring, which has the Resurrection Stone set into it

More than a ring

The scream of rage, of denial, left him as if it were a stranger’s: he was crazed, frenzied, it could not be true...


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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I lost my head, Harry. I quite forgot that it was now a Horcrux, that the ring was sure to carry a curse. I picked it up, and I put it on, and for a second I imagined that I was about to see Ariana, and my mother, and my father, and to tell them how very, very sorry I was ...

Albus Dumbledore
Dumbledore and Snape talking from the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Containing the curse

The Resurrection Stone emerging from the first Snitch Harry ever caught

The look of the Deathly Hallows

... he raised his blackened, burned-looking hand. ‘The ring, Harry. Marvolo’s ring. And a terrible curse there was upon it too ...


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

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IT’S IN HERE! He left me the ring – it’s in the Snitch

Harry Potter

Marvolo Gaunt's ring fact file



Magical properties

Contains the Resurrection Stone, one of the Deathly Hallows. As a Horcrux, it was also set with a powerful curse

Where it is likely to be found

Dumbledore finds it among the ruins of the Gaunt family shack

Who made or first owned it

Cadmus Peverell owned the stone that was set into it

Who it belongs to

Passed through generations of Gaunts before it was stolen by Tom Riddle. Destroyed by Albus Dumbledore