His father Njord was worried about his son Freyr, so he sent word for Freyr’s servant Skirnir, and asked him to go have a word with him. Skirnir asked Freyr why he was so angry that he would not speak to anyone.
Freyr replied, that he had seen a woman so beautiful, that if he could not have her, he would not want to live. And now that you are here my servant, I want you to go and ask for her hand on my behalf. Bring her back here to my home in Asgard, no matter if her father agrees or not. I will pay you generously if you manage to do this.
Skirnir replied; Do not worry, Freyr, I will do this for you. But I do not want your riches, I want your sword.
Freyr’s sword was a very powerful sword, and the sword could fight by itself.
Freyr did not think twice about it and handed Skirnir his magical sword.
Skirnir now traveled to the house of Gerd in Jotunheim with the marriage proposal from Freyr, Skirnir had also brought some apples of youth with him, which she could have if she accepted the marriage proposal, but when Gerd heard about the proposal she got furious, and she immediately rejected the offer.
Skirnir then offered to give her, the ring named Draupnir, which is a very special and magical golden ring, every ninth day eight new rings would drop out of Draupnir. The eight new rings are of equal quality as Draupnir.