The War of the Jewels (also known as the War of the Great Jewels and the Wars of Beleriand) were a series of conflicts in the centuries leading up to the end of the First Age. The conflict was between the forces of Morgoth and the Elves of Beleriand, with their Edain (and sometimes Dwarf) allies.
From his might fortress of Angband, Morgoth used this base from which to launch his attacks on the peoples of Beleriand. While the Noldor had some victories, the Doom of Mandos always hung over their efforts. Many Men fell in these battles on both sides, and for a long time after the Elves had scorn for the Houses who supported Morgoth.
Battles of Beleriand
The following are the major battles in this long, extended conflict.
- The First Battle of Beleriand was fought before the Ñoldor arrived, and was fought by the Sindar and Laiquendi.
- The Second Battle was the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, or Battle-under-Stars, fought by the Ñoldor following Fëanor and his Seven Sons.
- The Third Battle was the Dagor Aglareb, or Glorious Battle, which led to the Siege of Angband.
- Various minor battles were fought during the Siege which are not counted.
- The Fourth Battle was the disastrous Dagor Bragollach, or Battle of Sudden Flame, in which many Ñoldor fell.
- The Fifth Battle was the Nirnaeth Arnoediad or Battle of Unnumbered Tears, in which the Ñoldor were utterly destroyed.
- The Sixth and Last Battle of Beleriand was the War of Wrath, which ended the First Age of Arda and destroyed Beleriand.
Other battles of Beleriand
In addition to the six Great Battles of Beleriand, there were other battles in the Beleriand against the Dark Lord Morgoth, and even Elves against Elves and Dwarves against elves. These conflicts were directly or indirectly part of the War of the Jewels.
- Battle of the Lammoth - Fingolfin against the Orcs of Morgoth in Lammoth 
- Battle of the Firth of Drengist* - Fingon against the Orcs of Morgoth in the Firth of Drengist 
- Battle of Tumhalad - The Elves of Nargothrond against Glaurung and the Orcs of Morgoth 
- First Sack of Doriath - Dwarves of Nogrod attack Doriath and sack it.
- Battle of Sarn Athrad - Beren Erchamion, the Laiquendi of Ossiriand and Ents against the Dwarves of Nogrod.
- Second Kinslaying - Dior against the forces of the Sons of Fëanor in Menegroth 
- The Fall of Gondolin - The forces of the Gondolindrim against the forces of Morgoth 
- The Third Kinslaying - The remaining forces of the Sons of Fëanor against the Elves living in the refugees at the Havens of Sirion, in the land of Arvernien 
- This battle was never given a proper name in the published works but did take place (see the References section)
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Albanian||Lufta e xhevahireve|
|Amharic||የከበሩ ድንጋዮች ጦርነት|
|Belarusian Cyrillic||Ювелірная вайна|
|Bulgarian Cyrillic||Война на бижутата|
|Catalan||Guerra de les Joies|
|Esperanto||Milito de la Juveloj|
|French||Guerre des Joyaux|
|Galician||Guerra de Xoias|
|Georgian||ძვირფასი ქვების ომი|
|Greek||Πόλεμος των Κοσμημάτων (War of the Jewels)
Μάχες του Μπελέριαντ (Battles of Beleriand)
|Haitian Creole||Lagè nan Bijou yo|
|Irish Gaelic||Cogadh na seod|
|Italian||Guerra dei Gioielli|
|Kazakh||Зергерлік соғыс (Cyrillic) Zergerlik soğıs (Latin)|
|Kyrgyz Cyrillic||Зергерчилик согушу|
|Latin||Bellum haud proinde gemmae|
|Luxembourgish||Krich vun de Bijouen|
|Macedonian Cyrillic||Војна на накит|
|Mongolian Cyrillic||Үнэт эдлэлийн дайн|
|Polish||Wojna o Klejnoty|
|Portuguese||Guerra da Jóias|
|Serbian||Рат драгуље (Cyrillic) Rat dragulje (Latin)|
|Sindhi||زيورن جي جنگ|
|Spanish||Guerra de las Joyas|
|Tajik Cyrillic||Ҷанги заргарӣ|
|Tatar||Зәркән әйберләре сугышы|
|Ukrainian Cyrillic||Війна коштовностей|
|Yiddish||מלחמה פון די דזשולז|
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: "Of the Return of the Noldor"
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
- ↑ Unfinished Tales, Part One: The First Age, II: "Narn i Chîn Húrin" (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)
- ↑ The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, XI: "The Fall of Nargothrond"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIII: "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"