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Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith

320 Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 0640
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Definitely a talented artist, there's no doubt about it. There are some wonderful pieces in there... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2015
Kiwigirl341
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Auckland, New Zealand
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LORD OF THE RINGS MAKER

A tallented down to "middle earth " jeweler who designs and creats unique pieces of fine jewelery... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
2CORVETTES
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Nelson, 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 8 December 2015 via mobile

Definitely a talented artist, there's no doubt about it. There are some wonderful pieces in there, like the Nelson ring. But unless you're a LotR fan or a Hobbit fan, it's probably not worth it. It's a small, messy little shop, and there's no a...More

Thank Kiwigirl341
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A tallented down to "middle earth " jeweler who designs and creats unique pieces of fine jewelery at a reasonable cost. The designer and maker of the famous ring in the LORD OF THE RINGS trillogy

Thank 2CORVETTES
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

My partner being a big fan of the Hobbit and LOTR deserved getting his / our wedding rings from here and so began our journey. After 2 trips we wound up buying 6 rings and will no doubt be back for more. The staff are...More

Thank rebekahryan
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Jens Hansen is awesome. It is well worth a visit just to browse their amazing range of jewellery. However, I do more than browse and they are always happy to remodel existing pieces. Their service is spot on; always pleasant and welcoming. Even though I...More

Thank whosemother
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I needed a custom platinum engagement ring made to some really picky specifications. Zane and Claire at Jens Hansen really went above and beyond to make that happen, addressing every nitpicky issue I could possibly come up with until it was perfect, and added some...More

Thank Arun R
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

As well as being the official maker of the 'one ring to rule them all' and a range of associated jewelry, Jens Hansen also have a range of other beautiful pieces using gems and stones from around the world. A very quirky, compact shop. Well...More

Thank WaggaTraveller
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

I can not praise this company enough for there excellent customer service. Amanda, Natasha and Halfdan went the extra mile to insure and reassure me on my order placed with them especially as I am in the UK there quick response to my emails and...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We received the ring, and it is EXACTLY what he wanted. He insists on wearing it now, even though we're not getting married for another 10 months! Seeing him happy makes it so very worth the cost!

Thank knitwit76
Reviewed 31 May 2015

This was the jeweler who made the rings for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Small place; you can see the jewelers working in the back room. Bought a wonderful statement piece in sterling silver-they engraved its own number on the back-we picked it up...More

Thank SMCMiami
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Dont pass by this retailer of fine jewellery if you want a timeless piece with significant difference to what else is available in the marketplace. Professional craftspeople working here present items that will have you in awe of the workmanship that has gone into their...More

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