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This is Us - Halfdan Hansen Sharing His Thoughts

halfdon hansen story the ring maker

 “I went off to Canterbury University and did electrical engineering and then I got a job with an oilfield services company. My last assignment was In Tehran. It was brilliant. It was like joining the army but being paid well and not having to kill anybody."

I came back here and my brother was working In the business because my dad had died In 1999, just after making the (Lord of the Rings) ring for Peter Jackson. Stuff to do with the Ring probably makes up about 30 per cent of our business but it's hard to know. Our bread and butter ls engagement rings and we do special commissions like the Super Rugby trophy." - Halfdan Hansen, Jeweller. Nelson