The one universal question I get about New Zealand: am I going on a Lord of the Rings Tour.

Um, No.

I love the movies – I own the movies – and I read the book every other year.

But I know it’s fiction.

That said, my heart beat a bit faster at the Web site of the jeweler who made the rings – and The Ring – for the movie. I might have to swing by. I wonder if he had to learn elvish.