Jens Hansen The Ringmaker, Nelson
(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 www.jenshansen.com 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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  • This is definitely a must-visit place for Lord of the Rings enthusiasts. Jens Hansen is the maker of the One Ring. I went with a tour group, so we were able to go back into the workshop and hear from ...  more »
  • I bought a silver charm for my charm bracelet. It was added to the bracelet within an hour. When I returned to collect it, not only had the bracelet been cleaned , but a valuation form for the charm h...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • We ordered the Elvish Love Ring Set in white gold for our wedding. The rings are a magnificent artwork and a class of its one. They are manufactured on the highest level and we are so happy to celebrate our most important day with this unique ring set. Please believe me when i say that no other ring replica can even compare a little bit with this original version. The customer service is fist class and the staff is always very professional and helpful. It was a huge pleasure to make business with THE RING MAKER! Any time again! And once again THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all of your efforts to fulfill our wishes. Best regards from Switzerland!
  • Hello!!! Today has been one of the happiest days of my life ... I have received fellowships circle !!! It is really spectacular. Thank you for taking care of things, from quality to packaging. I congratulate heart, have a very nice and delicate jewelry. I am very satisfied with the purchase, the jewel in itself and also for attention, they are very friendly. Until next purchase !! My dream is to go sometime to know personally and acquire the only ring Lord of the Rings .... personalized ... and I'll have .... Greetings to all who participated in the creation of my "circle fellowship " Patricia from Patagonia Argentina
  • Dear Jens Hansen Studio, We received our rings today, and they are absolutely beautiful. You have such wonderful craftsmanship, the rings are classic, elegant and unique all at once - these will be heirlooms to be passed down through our family. They are incredibly special and meaningful for us. We will be sending you a photo from our wedding with the rings :) We will actually be spending our honeymoon in New Zealand next year, and will be coming to your studio for a tour! Most heartfelt thanks from us both. Sincerely yours, Matt & Alexis
  • I bought my fiance the elvish love ring as we are both big Lord of the Rings fans and it is fantastic.It's a beautiful piece of artwork, and the quality is second to none. Fab service and the ring arrived really quick as well - especially as it came from New Zealand all the way to Wales! Love it - thanks!
  • Absolutely love this product!! Best gift idea for your partner when he loves Lord of the Rings. They are quick, efficient and while I was looking it up, lovely lady helped me pick the perfect one (I was online and the pop up chat came on). So thank you everyone at the Jens Hansen company. I love it!!