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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

Brazilian Travel Magazine Viajar Pelo Mundo visits Nelson and the Jens Hansen workshops

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 A loja é pequena e, à porta, quem nos
recebe é uma figura esbelta com bigode de Salvador Dalí, que, se
vestido em trajes de época, bem que poderia ter saído diretamente de um
conto épico. É quase isso. Ele se chama Halfdan e é diretor da
joalheria Jens Hansen, fundada por seu pai há quatro décadas. A fachada


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Thinking of visiting Nelson or interested in what other's say about us. Here's a quick little story that was published recently in digital publication Concrete Playground, encouraging Australians to pop over the ditch to New Zealand for 72 hours.  

Kiwi Kaleidoscope

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Lovely article that featured Nelson in the May 2016 edition of Verve, India 
Simone the writer was here last September after attending the WOW show in Wellington. Some fantastic writing and imagery including a visit to the Jens Hansen Studio…

Latest Jens Hansen pendant design gifted to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall

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Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall is here with Prince Charles on an official royal visit to the region. The Golden Kiwi pendant by Jens Hansen will be gifted to The Duchess on the arrival of Their Royal Highnesses at the Church Steps, when the Mayor will meet them for the first time. 

Eine lang erwartete Reise

Eine lang erwartete Reise
Here's a recent travelog article from RND magazine in Germany about New Zealand and The Hobbit.  

Erza Setyadharma Interview for The One Ring

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The ring seemed to be made simply of gold, but it was impervious to damage. It bore no gem and when placed in a fire, it displayed a fiery Tengwar inscription in the black speech of Mordor, with two lines from a rhyme of lore describing the ring: “One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”

Art Students Share Top Prize

NMIT Excellent awards Jens Hansen

Two Nelson students, Haiyun Jiang and Erika Isaksen, have shared the year's top award for visual arts and design from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

The Jens Hansen Excellence Award in Visual Arts and Design is presented for Studio Practice in the final year of the Bachelor of Arts and Media programme.

2014 Jens Hansen Excellence Award winners announced

2014 Jens Hansen Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Jens Hansen Excellence Award," says Halfdan Hansen, owner of Jens Hansen - The Ringmaker. "Past winners have proven themselves to be ‘ones to watch’ in the creative community, and we can’t wait to see what the future brings for this year’s winners.  

Nelson rings feature of Hobbit Premieres

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Jens Hansen - the Ringmaker designed and made all the One Rings used in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Halfdan Hansen said photos taken with a 15cm replica of the One Ring were popular with tourists visiting the Jens Hansen Nelson Workshop. 

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.