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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.

Ethan and Cheyenne's Engagement Story

Ethan and Cheyenne's Engagement Story
In 2017 we had the pleasure of creating a one of a kind engagement ring for the lovely Cheyenne and Ethan. Cheyenne receives a lot of compliments on her ring, she wears this everyday around her neck on her Sterling Silver Chain of Bilbo Baggins.

Best Ever Lord of the Rings Themed Wedding?

lord of the rings themed wedding
April and Oliver had their wedding in the UK, and we are convinced it was the one wedding to rule them all. While in New Zealand enjoying their honeymoon, April and Oliver had a fun filled day at Hobbiton enjoying what is on offer and made a very special visit to the Jens Hansen workshop here in Nelson.

Tyler and Corrine's Wedding

Tyler and Corrine's Wedding
On the 3rd of February 2018, friends and family of Corrine and Tyler gathered at the Chaffee Zoo to celebrate their union as one in marriage. It was the perfect wedding they had always dreamed of and everything went wonderful says Tyler

Jenny & Daniel's Wedding

Jenny & Daniel's Wedding
Daniel and Jenny became engaged at the very top of the red crater here near Mt Rongariro, New Zealand. Being engaged here in New Zealand had a part to play in keeping the rings of a more sentimental value to them, so having them made by the Jens Hansen workshop, who made the one ring to rule them all, for The Lord of the Rings seemed a perfect fit.

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. 

Lord of the Rings Stunt Ring goes to Japan

the one ring goes to japan jens hansen
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.  

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 ...

Latest Unsolicited Customer Testimonial - I just had to share it

Latest Unsolicited Customer Testimonial - I just had to share it
The One ring itself is beautiful. I mean, wow! I never had seen it in person, but I have a few friends that recommended your site to me and told me it was worth it. They were right. It looks great with the chain. It's almost a crime not getting the chain to go along with it. It really is a great piece of jewelry on itself that is often overlooked.