During Riddle's quest for power and immortality, the ring and stone were turned into a Horcrux. According to Albus Dumbledore, Riddle may not have known the true power and nature of the Stone, otherwise he would not have turned it into a Horcrux so readily. Whatever the case, Riddle replaced the ring in the Gaunt shack and protected it with powerful enchantments, assured that it would be kept hidden forever. This was not the case, as Dumbledore managed to break through the spells, take the ring, and destroy the part of it that contained Riddle's soul; the power of the Stone remained, however, intact. Before he died, Dumbledore hid the Hallow in a Snitch and requested in his Will that it be given to Harry Potter. Potter used the Stone only once, bringing back his parents, Sirius Black, and Remus Lupin for emotional support before he sacrificed himself to Voldemort. Upon reaching his nemesis' camp in the Forbidden Forest, he dropped the Stone into the leaves and lost it; he later said that he had no desire to return and find the Stone. The Stone presumably lies in the Forest to this day, never to be found again.later it was pressed into the ground by a centaur's hoof.