Jens Hansen The Ringmaker, Nelson

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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.

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  • 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 O...  more »
  • We went there to see the shop, because they were the makers of the rings from LOTR. The owner was a nice guy who showed us one of the rings, that they had there. We did not buy anything, but they have...  more »
  • We visited the One Ring maker as part of a LOTR tour of New Zealand. Our group was fortunate to hear about the making of the rings, and we got to see many of the rings designed for the movies. Of cour...  more »
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  • This is a unique and incredibly gratifying service. Craftsmanship is impeccable and the finished product something truly remarkable to a LOTR fan. 'The One Ring' is not just impressive but beautifully boxed and created with great care from quality metal. It doesn't just end there however...their customer service is also something to be both admired and aspired to. I was individually emailed asking me to let them know I had received it safely and that I was satisfied with it. I had an email discussion with the man who made it and was astounded how much care and attention they pay their customers. I should add that I did buy the one that was in the lowest price range because I've had bad experiences buying things via importation. This says a lot for Jens Hansen considering there are people who will have undoubtedly bought rings ten times that price and I still got the same treatment as anyone else. I will be upgrading next year for my collection! 👌
  • The rings are flawless! They are beautiful and they fit perfectly. We have no complaints, and are very happy we chose to purchase our wedding rings from Jens Hansen. We send our deepest compliments to your studio! Aiden and Taylor are truly masters of the craft! Also, Lee-Anne and Tanya were so helpful with the entire process, and I was really happy to get to know them.
  • I have nothing but praise for the professional manner in which my order was processed. I requested an elvish love ring with custom engraving to the inside and standard engraving to the outside of the ring for my daughter's 21st birthday. She is an avid fan of the Lord of the Rings books and this is a pertinent, special gift. The staff keep me updated at every stage of the process and even accommodated a tight time frame for dispatching the order. I received the goods within 5 days and tracked the parcel's progress with FedEx. I was delighted with the detail and delicacy of the ring and would not hesitate to recommend the company. I have every intention of doing business with Jens Hansen in the future -how refreshing to receive outstanding customer service. J Tuttlebury
  • the best ring ever! I got speechless just seeing the whole presentation of the parcel and of course the wonder inside. I felt over the moon and when I handed it to my boyfriend... u can't imagine!! I fully recommend Jens Hansen Ringmaker if you really want to surprise and give a high quality and gorgeous present to someone important or special in your life!! truly worth it!! xxx
  • I have been a huge LOTR fan ever since I was a kid and of course when it was time for me to get married I couldn't think of any other ring but something that had to do with Lord of the Rings, so after finding Jens Hansen online I saw they had some amazing rings available and contacted their customer service right away. And I can't tell you enough how much they have helped me and my Fiance get our perfect rings and at a fair price, they have been so friendly and the customer service is the best I have ever experienced! I wish I could give more then 5 stars cause they are simply amazing on every level!!!

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