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Address: 320 Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 548 0640
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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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Gorgeous! !!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

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 really knowledgeable and helpful and were even able to inscribe our wedding rings on the... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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 no longer live in Nelson, they are still my jeweller of choice! (Thanks, Ray!)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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 really elegant little subtle tweaks to the design! As icing on the cake, Claire even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 worth a visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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 level of customer care was exceptional. Very Happy UK customer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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 later in the day. Not cheap, but the workmanship is superior.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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 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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