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WHAT METAL IS BEST FOR WEDDING RINGS?

WHAT METAL IS BEST FOR WEDDING RINGS?

What is the best metal for wedding rings? Some people make the mistake of only thinking about the gemstone or diamond that they want. It is equally important to choose the right metal. There is a variety of metal options available, including precious metals such as gold, silver or platinum, or more untraditional metals such as titanium, tungsten or palladium. The metal choice is ultimately a personal one and each choice has advantages and disadvantages. Read more for a brief summary of the most popular metals to help you make an informed decision when buying your wedding or engagement ring.
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.
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.
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Best Ever 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.
WHAT DETERMINES THE VALUE OF A DIAMOND

WHAT DETERMINES THE VALUE OF A DIAMOND

What determines the value of a diamond? The value of a diamond is assessed by the 4 C’s – Carat, Cut, Clarity and Colour.
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.
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What order should i wear my engagement and wedding rings in?

It is traditional for brides to receive two rings, the first is an engagement ring which symbolises a promise of marriage. A wedding ring or commonly referred to as a wedding band is then given during the wedding ceremony, and this band is traditionally known to solidify and strengthen that promise. 
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Titanium vs tungsten wedding bands for men

The size of your hands and fingers will change over your life time and the life of your wedding rings. Tungsten and titanium rings are almost impossible respectively to work with after they have been machined in the factory. The chance of finding anyone near you who can work with them is negligible. 

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Modern transformation of heirloom diamonds

We worked with the couple to handcraft an engagement/wedding ring using a classic Jens Hansen design and Rebecca’s very special heirloom stones. The quality diamonds we set into her beautiful ring were from four individual family rings including her mother’s engagement ring and a ring once owned by Rebecca’s grandmother.
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The Diamonds We Love

We all know diamonds are the hardest substance known – in fact their name comes from the Greek word adamas, the unconquerable. Yet, despite their impenetrable nature, diamonds are sensitively used in the gift of love; set in stunning dress jewellery, or more commonly in an engagement ring.