Jens Hansen The Ringmaker, Nelson

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4.7/5 based on 55 reviews on the web
Jens Hansen - The Ringmaker is Nelson's Most Established & Only International Recognised Artisan Jewellery Workshop.

Jens Hansen's hand-forged designs are easily recognized and crafted to last for generations.

New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson asked Jens Hansen to design and make the Movie Ring for his film versions of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings™ and The Hobbit™ books. Reproductions of "The World’s Most Famous Ring”, and the iconic The Golden Kiwi are available.

Originally established in 1968 by Jens and Gurli Hansen, the central Nelson studio workshop is now run by Jens' son Halfdan Hansen.

Jens’ work is highly regarded nationally and internationally; he is in the Marquis Who’s Who and has designs in the permanent collection of the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.

Jens passed away in 1999, but his legacy lives on in the hands of the internationally experienced in-house jewellers. Creating designs with the distinctive ‘Jens Hansen’ style, these artisan jewellers hand-forge beautiful pieces of jewellery that are easily recognised and crafted to last for generations; diamond engagement and dress rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches and silverware.

Jens Hansen was also Peter Jackson's ringmaker of choice to design and make the ring depicted on screen as The One Ring for his movie versions of J. R. R. Tolkien's famous The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books.

Go to to learn more about Jens Hansen's history. See Jens Hansen The Ringmaker and all Nelson has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nelson vacation route planner. See Jens Hansen The Ringmaker and all Nelson has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nelson vacation route planner.
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  • I discovered Jens Hansen perhaps a year ago, on internet, and I instantly fell in love with their work. A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time for me to get my own ring from them, and I chose Vig...  read more »
  • I saw 'The Nelson Ring' on facebook and discussed it with my partner, we both loved it so I emailed Tania from Jens Hansen and very easily organised to have a silver ring in my size put away until I g...  read more »
  • The Jens Hansen team is the best; a great design and first class service to match. I purchased my One Ring online from the US. I took my time researching the website, asking questions about the ring, ...  read more »
  • We ordered the Sterling Silver Bilbo ring for my fiancés wedding band. The ring was delivered very quickly (from NZ to Wisconsin) and the ring is beautiful! My fiancé is very excited to have this ring and we've gotten many compliments on it already from just pictures of it! Thank you so much for the follow up to our purchase! We are very satisfied with the high quality of the ring. We'll post a picture of ring once we get our Wedding photos back :) Thanks again!
  • I ordered the Bilbo - One Ring as an engagement ring for my partner and I am very impressed! The quality and detail in the ring is amazing and it was delivered very quickly (I placed the order on Thursday and we had the ring delivered a week Wednesday!) I would recommend buying from Jens Hansen to anyone considering! They gave great communication throughout my order and I can't thank them enough - my partner is over the moon with the ring!
  • I offered a man's elvish gold wedding ring. the website was easy to use and the ring arrived within a week. Tracking the progress was so easy on FedEx link. the ring is beautiful and the inscription is so subtle. Thanks once again xx
  • I ordered the one ring in tungsten carbide and it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. From the simple gold band to the elvish runes to the hand carved wooden case, everything is perfect! I've been a fan of The Lord of the Rings for quite some time and to have found the ring maker and order one of his rings is definitely a dream come true. You won't be disappointed with your piece :)
  • I live and work in the Middle East, and was itching for the replica rings for my wedding, being in the region that I am, I thought things might be a little more complicated, but I have to say with a great thank you to Mr. Hansen and his team for all their assistance it was just so easy. Mr. Hansen was in personal contact with me all through my enquiries, personal customization, and delivery. When I finally received the pieces I was in awe, the rings are gorgeous, it was beyond my expectation. I just cannot wait for my wedding day just to put them on. Thank you Mr. Hansen, a true master ringmaker.
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