Upper South Island and the West Coast Shopping

Jens Hansen Contemporary Gold & Silversmith

  • 320 Trafalgar Sq. Map It
  • Nelson
  • Jewelry/Accessories

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The craftspeople of the Jens Hansen Contemporary Gold & Silversmith have always been known for their skilled gold and silver jewelry creations. Contemporary pieces are handmade at the workshop/showroom, and many are set with precious stones or pounamu (jade) from the West Coast of the South Island. While they still do all this, the focus here has entirely changed since they became the jewelers who made the precious "One Ring" of Lord of the Rings film trilogy fame. You will find replicas of this ring all around the world, but here you can buy the officially authorized replica ring (the actual heavy, smooth exact replica for NZ$3500, or the gold-plated version for just NZ$149). The original prototype is on display, and if you fancy Frodo's chain, well you might just find one of them here, too. They will open by appointment outside regular work hours; you can also preview or order merchandise on their website.

Shopping Information


320 Trafalgar Sq., Nelson, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

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03-548–0640; 021-299–3380

Shopping Details:

  • Summer, weekdays 9–5, Sat. 9–2, Sun. 10–1 (Christmas–Jan. only); winter, weekdays 9–5, Sat. 9–2, closed Sun.

Published 10/27/2015


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