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Address: 320 Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 548 0640
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: SpecialtiesThe One Ring - The Lord of the Rings Ring for The...
SpecialtiesThe One Ring - The Lord of the Rings Ring for The HobbitManufacturing JewellerDiamond Engagement & Wedding RingsPlatinum - Gold - SilverValuations, Repairs, & RemodellingReady to Wear & To Order Custom & Traditional DesignGold BuyersSince 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.HistoryEstablished in 1968The 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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 creations. Affordable, ageless, stunning and eye-catching.

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I had ordered my ring for a wedding less than 2 weeks away, Jens Hansens team sent email back right away saying they would work and get the Ring to me that day. They lived up to their word and I recieved the Ring 4 Days later half way around the Globe. The ring in magnicent and exceeded my expectations.... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Purchased the rose gold Lord of the Rings wedding band set for myself and my wife. The craftsmanship is absolutely incredible. The engraving is perfect. Took about 3 weeks (for two hand-crafted rings, both custom inscribed) and a blazing fast shipping speed of just a few days from New Zealand to Central USA.

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Guyancourt, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went there because we heard of it because of the Lord of the Rings, obviously. The jewellery is really not big. The lady at the counter was really nice, showing us the different rings that we could buy, and also showing us a HUGE ring that was used for the movie. Sure, prices are high, but this is a... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited Jens Hansen with the Red Carpet Lord of the Rings Tour & got a fantastic backroom tour with great talk from Amanda on how The One Ring was crafted in its various guises for the LOTR & Hobbit films. Then a look over of all the wonderful jewellery so beautifully crafted with the finest of gems and care. Nothing... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have just got yesterday my Vilya (Ring of Hugo) and it is so beautiful. I highly recommend JensHansen to everyone who wants to have a real quality ring made individually for himself. I actually ordered mine online cause I live in Switzerland so I can't say anything about the local store but I believe it's awesome. If I get... More 

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Stevenage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The most outstanding, beautiful, well crafted jewellery ever seen and I fully recommended. Staff are very helpful and keep you informed on whats going on, and jewellery is shipped very quickly when finished.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My fiance and I chose the Movie One Ring, and decided to order separately so that we could each include a private message on the inside of the ring. Everyone involved was so helpful through every step of the process, explaining what was happening, and even sending me their copy of the message when I lost my copy! It was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Many years ago when me and my husband first met, we said that when we got married we wanted our rings to be like the Lord of the Rings. So when we set the date, we knew there was only one place to buy our rings from: Jens Hansen. Because we live in the UK, we had to order our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited the shop before we left Nelson and are glad we did. Tanya was helpful and very informative, with significant knowledge about the Lord of the Rings products in relation to production of the films. We were able to see and hold various products and even got a photo with the largest of the rings. Had Tanya not been... More 

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