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Thomas and Kate's Amazing Hobbit Themed Wedding

Thomas and Kate's Amazing Hobbit Themed Wedding
After two years of planning, Kate and Thomas had their dream wedding at a beautiful venue which would create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere at the Fleece Inn, Evesham. Thomas is a big fan of J.R.R Tolkien, so anything Hobbit themed was also a priority when it came to styling for the wedding. Thomas's ring was a Jens Hansen Elvish Love Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold fitting the theme of 'The One ring' from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Modern day Gollum finds precious in hiding

Modern day Gollum finds precious in hiding
Sometimes it is gold that glitters - A wonderful customers experience finding his precious ring in the ocean after being lost for weeks.

Lord of the Rings Stunt Ring goes to Japan

Lord of the Rings Stunt Ring goes to Japan
We take a look back when our big Lord of the Rings 'stunt' ring flew to Japan for the opening of The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug.

Quality Control at Jens Hansen - The Ringmaker

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Jens Hansen’s “stunt ring", a giant 2.1-kilogram replica of the One Ring featured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, has been stroked so much by would-be ring bearers that the gold plating is coming off in patches. Company owner and director Halfdan Hansen said it would soon need to be replated. 

New Zealand reigns supreme - whether it’s white-water thrills, hobbit-hunting or wine-tasting

New Zealand reigns supreme - whether it’s white-water thrills, hobbit-hunting or wine-tasting
You just see occasional puffs of smoke from a cute little hobbit hole buried in the hillside or some washing flapping in the breeze, as if hobbits really live here. It is absolutely enchanting.

Lord of the Rings Stunt Ring goes to Japan

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Our big 'stunt' ring is in Japan for the opening of The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug. Tourism New Zealand, and Warner Bros Japan are hosting Ring-san and have made him feel very welcome as he travelled from Nelson, around New Zealand and on to Japan. The following are translations of the original @PureNZinJapan

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.  

Hello!magazine.com article

In the land of the hobbits

The beautiful and varied landscapes of New Zealand provided the setting for Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, one of the most successful film ventures of all time. From the peaceful Shire to the fires of Mordor, locations were found for the magical world of Middle-earth where hobbits, elves, dwarves and wizards live

Weta offers official Jens Hansen “One Ring to rule them all” at Comic-Con

Weta offers official Jens Hansen “One Ring to rule them all” at Comic-Con
Weta offers “One Ring to rule them all” at Comic-Con Have a spare US$2,455? If so, Weta will hook you up with the most authentic ONE ring ever ...

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 ...

Big LOTR order rings the changes

Big LOTR order rings the changes
Mr Hansen, manager of Nelson's Jens Hansen jewellers, said the order came from an American he could not identify but described as a friend of Liv Tyler, who played elf princess Arwen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The man, whom Mr Hansen said was not a big fan of the movies, had bought a platinum thumb-ring two years ago and liked it so much he wanted four more, one for each finger. "He said he just loved the shape and curve of the ring," Mr Hansen said. 

"He's a very big man as you can see," Mr Hansen said, with the rings dangling loosely on his fingers as he showed them off. The man also ordered a replica of the One Ring, which featured in The Lord of the Rings. Only 100 of those rings were made, all in 18-carat gold-plated silver. 

However Mr Hansen said the American buyer had insisted his be made in 24-carat gold.

See Jens Hansen One Ring Story on Television News

See Jens Hansen One Ring Story on Television News
Ever since the release of the first Lord of the Rings movie we have been privileged to have had our 'role' in the films reported on television by t...