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Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith

Address: 320 Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 548 0640
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Ranked #2 of 9 Shopping in Nelson
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: SpecialtiesThe One Ring - The Lord of the Rings Ring for The HobbitManufacturing JewellerDiamond...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Before the review, I should note that I did not visit Jens Hansen in person--I am an online customer from the United States. I had such an amazing experience that I really wanted to share my story somewhere, and this seemed like the best place. I came across Jens Hansen when I was looking for an engagement and wedding ring... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I was thrilled to visit this shop on a recent trip to New Zealand. From the moment I walked in, I was treated and entertained by a lovely staff member, who was happy to show me rings and things whether I was buying or not. I did purchase a beautifully crafted silver and amethyst ring. Jens's style is rooted in... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I first visited the studio when we were in Nelson in 2012 and they crafted my beautiful engagement ring. Me and my fiance have decided to get our wedding bands from Jens Hansen and I have just received them. They are amazingly beautifully crafted and engraved. I got the same size as my engagement ring, my fiance the movie ring,... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I was an on line shopper with Jens Hansen and I couldn't be more happy with my total experience with them. I made a custom order of "the one ring" from Lord of the Rings Trilogy with custom engraving. Every step of the way Halfdan was there with his input and expertise. It came faster than I expected and was... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Fantastic knowledgeable staff, a warm welcome and stunning jewellery. Not to mention the fantastic story of Jens and of course the One Ring.

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Wow...i mean wow, you will not find more breathtaking, stunning displays of fine craftsmanship anywhere else. The jewelry here is unparalleled. Meeting the people who make these fine arts is a whole different experience on top of it all. Did i not mention that these are the people who designed and made the One Ring from the infamous trilogy by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

While I did not visit Jens Hansen I ordered a One Ring over the Internet and it was fantastic! The service was brilliant when I needed to contact them, I was very impressed. So Jens Hansen Jewellers if you are reading this I wanted to tell you thank you for for great service, a beautiful One Ring and the power... More 

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I had a spare day in Nelson and decided to pop in as a LOTR fan. Instead another tourist destination I found a humble and lovely team who were quietly proud of their contribution to the LOTR movies. I quickly fell in love with their style and decided to buy a small silver ring. Despite being a relatively small budget... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I've bought a silver ring and necklace from Jens Hansen for a few months back, and have just taken the time to write a review. Prior to making my purchase I like had a million questions, there were likely 10+ emails back and forth . From material ( I was simply infatuated with the type of silver being used, which... More 

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