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What order should i wear my engagement and wedding rings in?

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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. 

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

Titanium vs tungsten wedding bands for men

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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. 


nelson travel tourism
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. 

All Tony Bowater said was, “I got it from Jens Hansen”

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“There wasn’t a lot of money for jewellery in those early years of our marriage,” Tony remembers. “We started our family – Joel, who is now 25, Jontee is 22, and Oscar is 15 – and we were mortgaged to the hilt. One year, I bought her a bottle of perfume for her birthday. She insisted I take it back and told me the money would be much better spent on nappies.”

"She wears her jewellery almost like battle armour. It’s such a part of who she is.”

"She wears her jewellery almost like battle armour. It’s such a part of who she is.”
Every piece, from at least half-a-dozen rings to a striking pair of gold earrings, was designed and crafted by Nelson’s much-revered jeweller, the late Jens Hansen.

All Tom Heaphy said was, “I got it from Jens Hansen”

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The couple were also finalists in the 2013 Jens Hansen Love Stories competition, run in conjunction with the Nelson Wedding Show.
Her favourite Jens Hansen piece are her diamond earrings, featuring a beautiful round diamond.

Win this 24ct golden rose for Valentine's Day

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Jens Hansen is giving away a unique $300 gold-plated rose. The 11-inch rose was cut at the height of its freshness before being coated with 24 carat rose gold by electroforming, to preserve it for eternity and celebrate this week of love. 

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.