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
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.
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