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Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith

320 Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 0640
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The one ring

Popped in as it was the place that made 'the one ring', shop pleasent enough. A few nice things... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
Paul_n_Cris
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Melbourne, Australia
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amazing product

When I first got my eyes on The Nelson Ring via the website, I immediately fell in love with it. I... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2017
usagirl87
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Specialties The One Ring - The Lord of the Rings Ring for The Hobbit Manufacturing Jeweller Diamond Engagement & Wedding Rings Platinum - Gold - SilverValuations, Repairs, & Remodelling Ready to Wear & To Order Custom & Traditional Design Gold Buyers Since 1968 the Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith workshop in Nelson, New Zealand has been making jewellery of uncompromising beauty. Diamond engagement rings, custom design wedding jewellery, dress rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches and silverware that offer pure contemporary lines and sculptural elegance have become the trademarks of the Jens Hansen workshop. All the jewellery is handcrafted, original, precious and crafted 'to be worn'. This simple philosophy rewards us with creative pieces that we all can embrace, afford and love, and was also the reason Peter Jackson asked Jens Hansen to design and make the ring depicted on screen as The One Ring™ for his film version of J. R. R. Tolkien's famous The Lord of the Rings™books. History Established in 1968 The Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith Workshop was borne from passion of creativity and experimentation. The first Nelson workshop, set up in 1968, was in the front room of the family home at 8 Alton Street. This quickly became a centre for the local arts community, where Jens's talent, energy, enthusiasm, and outspoken personality drew people in from all over the world, and where Jens trained, worked with and influenced many of New Zealand's leading contemporary jewellers.Meet the Business Owner: Halfdan H.Halfdan is Jens Hansen's elder son, and has been director of the store for the last five years. He is committed to continuing his father's legacy, particularly when it comes to the Movie Ring that his father Jens and brother Thorkild worked on for the original The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
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320 Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Popped in as it was the place that made 'the one ring', shop pleasent enough. A few nice things there but walked out with credit card still intact. The little shop was quite busy

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

When I first got my eyes on The Nelson Ring via the website, I immediately fell in love with it. I love the country New Zealand *even lived there for 6 months. Therefore, I decided to treat myself with the lovely ring for Christmas. The...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

My girlfriend and I were visiting New Zealand on a month-long trip from Canada. To make it extra special I wanted to propose to my Lord of the Rings fan with a ring from the jeweler who designed the One Ring! Left trying to order...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

We went there to see the shop, because they were the makers of the rings from LOTR. The owner was a nice guy who showed us one of the rings, that they had there. We did not buy anything, but they have lots of nice...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

We visited the One Ring maker as part of a LOTR tour of New Zealand. Our group was fortunate to hear about the making of the rings, and we got to see many of the rings designed for the movies. Of course we couldn't help...More

2  Thank AnotherNiteOnTheRoad
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Reviewed November 22, 2016

Being LOTR fans we couldn't resist visiting Jens Hansen. The service we received there from Lee-Anne was above and beyond. The store was quite busy and she managed to still give personal care to making a choice (with the range being another excellent aspect of...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is definitely a must-visit place for Lord of the Rings enthusiasts. Jens Hansen is the maker of the One Ring. I went with a tour group, so we were able to go back into the workshop and hear from the ring maker himself. The...More

2  Thank Katy H
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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I bought a silver charm for my charm bracelet. It was added to the bracelet within an hour. When I returned to collect it, not only had the bracelet been cleaned , but a valuation form for the charm had been included, as well as...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

I discovered Jens Hansen perhaps a year ago, on internet, and I instantly fell in love with their work. A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time for me to get my own ring from them, and I chose Viggo's. First of all,...More

3  Thank Adrien D
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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I saw 'The Nelson Ring' on facebook and discussed it with my partner, we both loved it so I emailed Tania from Jens Hansen and very easily organised to have a silver ring in my size put away until I got to Nelson nz some...More

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