We are based in and ship from New Zealand. All our work on this website is priced and charged in US dollars (USD) US$. We do show approximate equivalent prices in other major currencies on our website for your convenience.
The classic guideline is 1-2 months salary. Recent international surveys show that on average, men in the USA spend around 2 months salary, men in the UK about 1 month and men in Japan up to 3 months of their salaries.
No - However, our customers shopping in store or having items delivered in New Zealand must pay 15% Nz government GST (sales tax), if we are shipping to you outside of New Zealand you will save 15% off the regular NZD store price and this is accounted for in the approximate currency values shown on the website.
There is generally no specially separate charge to have an item designed, and we would discuss your budget with you during our preliminary conversations but typically we would expect a custom job to start at least US$350-
Fedex International Priority - Typically takes 5 days. Available to most countries, but, with some exceptions, cannot be a PO Box address.
Within New Zealand - CourierPost targets delivery to business addresses by 9am the next working day and to residential addresses the next working day, to over 180 towns and cities. (Rural addresses may take a day longer.)
Within New Zealand - NZ$10- CourierPost targets delivery to business addresses by 9am the next working day and to residential addresses the next working day, to over 180 towns and cities. (Rural addresses may take a day longer.) International Courier - NZ$19- to Australia. NZ$39- to North America, the United Kingdom, and most European and Asian nations. Available to most countries, but cannot generally be a PO Box address
If you would like us to arrange engraving for you when you buy there is a fixed cost of NZ$115- per side engraved.
Please contact us by email to discuss or select the Custom Engraving option desired at the time of order and when you have completed your purchase we will contact you to confirm the engraving detail before commencing work. Engraving typically adds 1 week to turnaround time in addition to the time to finalize the engraving design.
Provided it is an engravable metal AND there is enough room for your message to fit on the ring then our laser engraver can handle any message, pattern, pictures or symbols desired so long as you are using standard fonts, or can provide a two-tone (e.g. Black & White) image file. We CANNOT for legal reasons engrave the exact same elvish script that features on our licensed The One Ring designs. Other messages in elvish or any other language are ok, of course.
You are welcome to come back into our Nelson store anytime and we can re-size your jewellery immediately, as our craftsmen are on-site. If we have shipped your purchase to you, and only a minor adjustment is needed, then we would suggest that you use a reputable craftsman in your area or contact us to discuss the shipping options for returning it to us for re-adjustment.
Yes - if you do not have access to a credit card or PayPal etc then please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Bank Transfer" and we can explain the options for bank transfers whether you are in New Zealand or another country. Please note that international wire bank transfers may take up to a week and involve fees and paperwork with your bank.
For major purchases we can help you spread some payments over time through Paypal or via Credit Card while we craft your item. To help us to assist you, please contact us by emailto let us know which Jens Hansen item you are interested in, and what your ideal amount and frequency of instalment would be.
We can also hand or laser engrave rings for you with your own personalised elvish message (provided that it is NOT the famous & copyrighted One Ring to Rule Them All engraving). To ask about engraving for your ring just use the Find Out More button when you are viewing any of our pieces on the website NB: The gold-plated tungsten-carbide rings cannot be engraved.
many different sized rings were made for different scenes but we do know that for the Lord of the Rings movies Frodo wore a size 10 USA solid 18ct yellow gold Movie Ring on his finger and a size 11 when the Ring appeared on the silver chain.
No it is not. We are the actual and original designers, makers and creators of the 'Ring' used on screen in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies that were made here in New Zealand i.e. we made the actual 'Ring' you saw in the movies. The Jens Hansen Replica Ring is simply a faithful replica of our original Ring design for Peter Jackson as it appeared on screen.
As far as we understand, those manufacturers who have successfully applied for the right to do so from New Line Productions, Inc. may label their ring as an officially approved The One Ring™. Different manufacturers in different countries are doing this right now ‘officially’ but the rings vary significantly between manufacturer in weight, dimensions and design, and do not have the same look, feel and weight of the Jens Hansen Movie Ring actually used in the movies. Please read the independent report on Ring replicas at www.lunchip.com for more information.
No - The boxes are made in New Zealand but being licensed merchandise Weta can provide just one box for each The One Ring made. Unfortunately this applies even if your box is damaged unintentionally . e.g. Your puppy chewed it or you stood on the box on your bedroom floor.
The short answer is no - While it is technically possible that an electroplating specialist may be able to replate a gold-plated tungsten-carbide ring it is not a service that we offer and it is likely to be an uneconomic (read expensive) exercise.
A diamond’s beauty is extremely complex. Understanding what makes them beautiful is not a simple task. As specialists in diamonds, we want to help you make an informed decision when selecting your diamond.
Diamonds are forever; but not all are created equal. At Jens Hansen we act as your independent guide, showing you a large range of non-conflict stones, and recommending the perfect diamond for you and your budget.
The individual sparkle and brilliance of a particular stone depends on its carat, colour, clarity and most importantly cut.
A diamond is a crystal made up entirely of carbon atoms. When the crystal forms without any interference it becomes a pure and perfect octahedral shape, however, during their growth most diamond crystals encounter varying heat or pressure, or even other diamond crystals, and this can alter their form and characteristics. These alterations help determine the shape, color and clarity the polished gem has once it emerges from the earth.
In addition to their superior brilliance, luster, fire and dispersion, diamonds are also the hardest natural substance on earth. Diamonds rate a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means they are resistant to scratches and do not easily break, chip or crack; diamonds are several times harder than the next-hardest substance, corundum, which is more commonly known as ruby and sapphire.
A gemstone is a mineral, rock, or organic material that is used for jewellery, ornamentation, or art. The ones that are mainly used in jewellery are precious gems, such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds, and semi-precious gems, such as amethysts, citrines, garnets, tourmaline and topaz.
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