Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith

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Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith

Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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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Tess
5 contributions
Oct 2021
My fiance and I purchased the replica one ring for his wedding band this weekend. We travelled to Nelson specially to try on the rings and get him sized. It was worth every second and the assistance we received from Lee & Supriya made our day. They were wowed by my own engagement ring that was gifted to my from my grandad and they could tell straight away the type of unique stone that is in my ring which showed their impressive knowledge of jewellery. They also made a huge effort to personalise this experience for us and showed genuine interest in our needs which just made the whole day perfect. It was a really special day for us and a huge purchase in our life which was made with so much ease due to our help from both Lee & Supriya. Thank you so much for going above and beyond for us!
Written 2 October 2021
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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 26 August 2021
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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 17 July 2021
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Kaye McCall
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Wow wow wow
Amazing service amazing people so easy to deal with and fast delivery
We are so so happy with our rings and look forward to wearing them from our wedding day
We had no idea of sizes so was sent the sizing pack, super easy to use and our rings for perfectly
Will up load photos from the day later :)
So so happy with the engraving so glad we choose to have the Elvish love poem on our rings
Thank you doesn’t say it enough
Impressive team
Keep up the great work
Kaye and Gerard- McCall
Written 5 October 2020
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Lineakat
Copenhagen, Denmark22 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went to the little shop and didnt know what to expect, but we were met by Miriam who was super nice and helpfull! She told us a lot about the rings from the movie, the inscription and the way they were made (in the same store). She was so nice and showed us a lot of the rings!
Would 100% recommend!
Written 31 August 2020
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Tylar
1 contribution
Jul 2020
Purchased the 'basic' tungsten LOTR replica ring and could not be happier. The weight, the feel and quality blew me away after a beautiful unboxing. Amazing attention to detail on everything and will definitely recommend to everyone. Worth every penny - especially since the price was more than reasonable. This is a proper ring that has expert craftmanship and it shows, not some mass produced crap off a chinese production line sold en masse. The fact that its also made by the people who made the original adds those extra points for authenticity. Also to note i live in another country, and still received the item within 7 days during a global pandemic - what more could you want??
Written 22 July 2020
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RCR1977
Rangiora, New Zealand55 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 20 January 2020
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Phedder
Invercargill, New Zealand774 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The service and workmanship here is amazing. I wanted an 18ct diamond ring made to give as a New Year surprise. I got to pick the design and they sourced a wonderful diamond. Over a few months they produced something exquisite. My partner loves it very much. They are designers and manufacturers of the highest order.
Written 12 January 2020
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Barbara K
6 contributions
Oct 2019
I had short informative visit. Loved the stories & seeing jewelry items from The
Lord of the Rings movies. Staff very personable, courteous and knowledgeable. Purchased several things and will wear & treasure them always.
If you want truely high quality jewelry this is THE place to go.
Written 20 November 2019
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Jaffa001
Perth, Australia491 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Walking bye this building whilst on holiday from Australia, and noticed a ring in the window, stunning, so popped inside, there were quite a few people, little did I realise that this jeweller was famous for the Lord of the Rings - Ring, which was a nice surprise. I was more interested in the craftsmanship and design available, the pieces were so different to what I have seen in WA. I so was lucky to purchase a ring on the spot and in the right sizing, so lucky. I am very happy with my purchase and the service we received. I will definitely order more on line. Great Work Team xx
Written 5 June 2019
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  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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