Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith

Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith

Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
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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RCR1977
Rangiora, New Zealand65 contributions
Jan 2020
We came here when the Children's father was with us in 2010. One child was 7 mths then and the other 1.5 yrs old back then. The LOTR Ring was proudly on display in the window. Thought it would be nice to show them where they visited with their father as we haven't returned since then. However, we were told that the ring is no longer on display and it is only shown as a thank you to people who buy something from the LOTR section. Was then shown the LOTR cabinet and kindly told they start at $100..... so if you are expecting to see it still in the window. It's not there.
The jewellery however was as magnificent as I remembered when my husband was with us.
Written January 20, 2020
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Jamie F
Ferndale, WA1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Wow! JUST WOW!!! My partner, Tom, saw a vision. An idea of the ring and what he wanted for our special day to unite our souls forever.

I’ve worked with staff on multiple occasions and they were so amazing to work with. We are 1000% pleased.

This ring was even better than we expected, it is beyond perfect. Thank you to the Jens Hansen team for making our wildest dreams come true 💫

We purchased the authentic ring, 14k yellow gold, with a personalized message in elvish on the inside only. Pure amazingness!

THANK YOU a million times for making The Ring be everything we had hoped and dreamed for. Shipping was extremely fast too, despite us being in the United States! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written July 17, 2021
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Melih Buga
1 contribution
Sep 2022
I have ordered The One Ring Tungsten replica from them and it arrived surprising fast. It was very well covered and protected. The ring itself is extraordinarily beautiful.

I would like to thank Halfdan Hansen and Erin Brady who have helped me greatly during the prepurchase process.
Written October 12, 2022
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bonconk
New York City, NY10 contributions
Jul 2021
There is no rating high enough for this fabulous shop! My first visit was 7 years ago when I visited NZ from the US. My NZ friends and I were met by Tanya, who was especially helpful and also great fun. She helped me pick out a beautiful silver and amethyst ring, which I have cherished. Last year, to my dismay, I lost the ring. After some time passed, I emailed Jens Hansen with my tale of woe. To my surprise, I head immediately from Tanya! She remembered our visit and offered to have the ring recreated. Within a couple of weeks, it arrived and is as beautiful as the original! Not only is Jens a creative genius, but his staff is more than exceptional. If you are in Nelson, you MUST visit.
Written August 26, 2021
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richardnz2019
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Fantastic and professional service. Paitent and very generous with their time and expertise.
Very wide range with a special treat of an extensive collection of LOTR rings available. Magic experience well worth the time.
Written January 15, 2024
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Brendon S
3 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
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 a custom ring via e-mail from many time zones away, I was expecting the experience to be very difficult and lengthy. When I first contacted the team at Jens Hansen they were almost as excited about our story and the possibility of a successful proposal as I was! The team was excellent at coordinating how the proposal would take place and ensured that we were able to capture the moment both on video and with pictures.

When deciding on the design, the staff were very creative and accommodating as I went back and forth with design ideas (and unfortunately found out the long way that they know what they're doing and I should stick to my day job rather than come up with designs myself ha!). The whole process was extremely easy, and the final ring was absolutely stunning! The team at Jens Hansen made our special moment seamless and memorable and I don't think I will ever be able to thank them enough for helping me out with such an important step in my life!

To top it off, we were given a voucher to the restaurant down the street to enjoy a glass of wine and let the special moment sink in. Small details like that are certainly unexpected but definitely appreciated and it truly shows how much they care about their customers and how willing they are to go above and beyond for our satisfaction!
Written October 29, 2017
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usagirl87
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
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 customer service was excellent. The ring came quickly via post wrapped up nicely. And when I had in my hand the first time, I even fell more in love it as it is much more beautiful as on the picture. The art work here is brilliant. I am a jewellery fan so I can tell a little bit if something is done good. And it is here the case. It is done absolutely stunning. I will now wear it every day as a memory of this stunning country. Thank you. Maria
Written December 20, 2017
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Luxluva
Sydney27 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
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 but the best here but a good range for those who want to spend not so much to those who want to splurge. I purchased some unique pieces from their website when I got home and from placement of order to arrival at my doorstep was a wonderful experience. Great communications, lovingly presented and the highest quality. Some real treasures!!
Thoroughly recommend a visit for personal care and excellent craftsmanship.
Written February 26, 2015
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Adam B
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
My partner and I visited Jens Hansen on a holiday from Australia. I had emailed the studio months in advanced with many questions in regards to design and what we were thinking of and each question was answered quickly and in great detail.

We booked a day during our trip to come and visit the studio and when we got there we were introduced to Tanya and we also met Halfdan. Tanya took us through the process of choosing the wedding band and engagement ring we wanted.

Jen Hansen were flexible with their payment plan and tailored everything to our needs. When back in Australia, the communication via email was prompt and Tanya answered my many questions as we made changes along the way. Payment was simple and we felt no pressure at all through the process.

Once the rings were made they were sent promptly and arrived safely. The rings that were made were stunning, we felt the personal touch put into these rings and they give us joy from the moment we put them on. From start to finish our experience with Jens Hansen has been nothing but sensational. The entire team at Jens Hansen were helpful and extremely welcoming, an easy and exciting process the entire way through. I would not have chosen another jeweller to make our own rings.

Thank you Jens Hansen.
Written April 12, 2019
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pwelsh577
Coffs Harbour, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
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 the store). I wasn't a standard size for the ring I purchased and we were only in Nelson for a limited time. Lee-Anne organised for the ring to be ready on the same day and waited after closing hours to give it to me, and even took the time to check it fitted well. The best service I have ever had at a store.
Written November 22, 2016
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