All the jewellery is handcrafted, original, precious and crafted 'to be worn'. This simple philosophy rewards us with creative pieces that we can all embrace, afford and love, and was also why New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson asked Jens Hansen to design and make The One Ring™ for his film versions of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings™ and The Hobbit™ books.
Danish-born Jens (pronounced ‘Yens’) moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 1952, where he completed a traditional jewellers apprenticeship. In 1960 he held his first solo exhibition at New Vision gallery. His journeyman years included time in Copenhagen, with Royal Danish Court Jewellers, A. Michelsen. In 1968, Jens settled in Nelson with his wife Gurli and Halfdan, his first son. Click here for more Jens Hansen history.
All pieces made today by our in-house team of internationally experienced jewellers carry the Jens Hansen signature hallmark, which is your lifetime guarantee of workmanship.
Halfdan, I received the One Ring today and I love it thank you so much it fits perfect. I have wanted this ring for 13 years now since the first movie also same year I got married I'm wearing it now as my wedding band Again thank you finally my precious is here! Regards
Joshua Barron, IL, USA
After all the anticipation of the past months, today we finally got to see our beautifully designed and crafted keys. The packaging made it extra fun, as we stripped away layer after layer, until we had the keys themselves in our hands. They are gorgeous, and even better than we hoped and expected. You and your team did an absolutely fantastic job, so please pass on our sincere thanks to everybody!
Franck Hanselman, Operations Director, Cirque du Soleil
A 'must visit' when in Nelson... Fantastic knowledgeable staff, a warm welcome and stunning jewellery. Not to mention the fantastic story of Jens and of course the One Ring.' Visited July 2013
Loren Heaphy, 'Loz' from TV3's The Block, Nelson, New Zealand
Simply the most patient and thorough people you'll ever deal with' I've bought a silver ring and necklace from Jens Hansen for a few months back, and have just taken the time to write a review. Prior to making my purchase I like had a million questions, there were likely 10+ emails back and forth . From material ( I was simply infatuated with the type of silver being used, which in this case was a tarnish resistant type of silver SO BUY WITH CONFIDENCE) I questioned everything. Simply reading reviews wasn't enough for me and well being unable to try it on personally, one really does question when buying things online. But the team at Jens were patient and even took the time to break down and explain every detail to me , and made the over all experience so easy. There's just this warm, family kind of feel to dealing with these people, this runs past after putting in the order and paying. Simply the most exceptional service, and bear in mind my purchase was a humble one . Thanks guys =)! Visited November 2012
Sam L., Vancouver, BC, Canada