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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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