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Recently featured Jens Hansen pieces in the January WildTomato fashion editorial.

WildTomato December Issue - Splashing Out This Summer

WildTomato December Issue - Splashing Out This Summer
Recently featured Jens Hansen pieces in the December WildTomato fashion editorial.

WildTomato November Issue - Adding a floral touch

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Recently featured Jens Hansen pieces in the November WildTomato fashion editorial.

Wildtomato October Issue - Staging the scene

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The October issue of WildTomato featuring Jens Hansen Jewellery

This is Us - Halfdan Hansen Sharing His Thoughts

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“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."

The Nelson Ring Contest

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On 21 July, we asked Nelsonians near and far: “If there was a ring that encompassed the spirit, beauty, geography, creativeness, or history of Nelson, what might it look like?” And to find out, we launched the Nelson Ring design competition, to give Nelsonians a chance to design and win the first ever Nelson Ring.  

Modern transformation of heirloom diamonds

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We worked with the couple to handcraft an engagement/wedding ring using a classic Jens Hansen design and Rebecca’s very special heirloom stones. The quality diamonds we set into her beautiful ring were from four individual family rings including her mother’s engagement ring and a ring once owned by Rebecca’s grandmother.

The Ring As A Symbol: What Does It Mean To You?

The Ring As A Symbol: What Does It Mean To You?
In the Lord of the Rings, the one true ring was a symbol of power and control. Though beautiful, it was also terrible – especially when placed in the wrong hands. Few could resist its temptation. Throughout history, rings have been used been used to symbolise everything from devotion, fidelity and eternity, to the representation of a deity. However, the most common use of rings today is the denotation of love in engagements and weddings.  

Dane famed as father of modern NZ jewellery.

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Soon, with apprentices and assistants on board to keep up with the nationwide orders Gurli sought, and the growing local demand, the workshop moved to Hardy St, and later to its current location on the corners of Selwyn Place and Trafalgar Square.  

Jens’ talent, energy, enthusiasm, and outspoken personality made the Jens Hansen workshop a place where artisans from all over the world came to learn about the craft, and experience Nelson culture, Jens Hansen style.

A video of a Visit to the Jens Hansen Workshop

A video of a Visit to the Jens Hansen Workshop
World Traveller is a 20min show broadcast every Saturday night on the Shanghai Documentary Channel. In Feb-Mar 2009 they visited the Nelson region ...

A life Less Ordinary - Jens Hansen

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He also went to Denmark to learn about jewellery. Along the way, he married a young beautiful Dane, Gurli Winter. They returned to Aotearoa in 1965, and turned his father’s chicken coop into a workshop. Ultimately, like from the feathers of a phoenix, arose Jens Hansen Gold & Silversmiths.  

Jens Hansen 40th Anniversary Collection Released

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Jens Hansen celebrate the 40th anniversary of a collection of designs - which have not been made or sold since Jens Hansen originally designed them - has been re-launched.