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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.
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Quality Control at Jens Hansen - The Ringmaker

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.
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Lord of the Rings Stunt Ring goes to Japan

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
Being The Ringmakers

Being The Ringmakers

The ring we supplied for filming both The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit was 18 carat solid gold, completely smooth without any markings (like elvish runes or trademarks).  Our replicas of The One Ring are available in a variety of metals (solid 18ct Gold, 10ct Gold, Sterling Silver, and gold-plated Tungsten Carbide) to suit what our fans can afford. 
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The Ring: From Middle-Earth to Modern History

In the JRR Tolkien classics, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the One Ring represented the embodiment of evil, control and hate.  Its presence and influence was such that some would say that the One Ring was the tenth member of the Fellowship. The ring was of a simple gold appearance without design or identity. The simple outward appearance of the One Ring is purposeful.  The simplicity was meant to hide the internal nature of the ring and to hide its real purpose. The lack of design further strengthened the Rings disdain for a cultural identity to any people in Middle-Earth. Of course, when put to fire, the real nature is revealed as the inscription magically appears on its surface.
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.  
In the land of the hobbits

Hello!magazine.com article

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$3,300? 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 ...