The Ring was made with COOL 3D Production Studio. The inscription texture used in C3DPS was made with Photoshop 5.5 and Ulead GIF Animator 5. You can find the font used at my Downloads page. The site the author, Johan Winge, had it hosted on, is no longer available.
The image frames from C3DPS were brought into GA 5, the Gollum image added and edited.