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He wasn't sure, the pale glow mesmerized him until he picked it up.


Because he can pick and choose which parts of the 1/14 of the treasure he can keep. Therefor, he chooses the arkenstone.
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He stole it from Smaug, to prove to the dwarves that he was an excellent burglar.

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