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WildTomato November Issue - Adding a floral touch

WildTomato November Issue - Adding a floral touch

Recently featured Jens Hansen pieces in the November WildTomato fashion editorial.
Wildtomato October Issue - Staging the scene

Wildtomato October Issue - Staging the scene

The October issue of WildTomato featuring Jens Hansen Jewellery
we launched the Nelson Ring design competition, to give Nelsonians a chance to design and win the first ever Nelson Ring.

The Nelson Ring Contest

Time to vote for the first ever Nelson Ring, we asked Nelsonians near and far: “If there was a ring that encompassed the spirit, beauty, geography, creativeness, or history of Nelson, what might it look like?
Modern transformation of heirloom diamonds

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.

Modern transformation of heirloom diamonds

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.
Dane famed as father of modern NZ jewellery.

Dane famed as father of modern NZ jewellery.

Soon, with apprentices and assistants on board to keep up with the nationwide orders Gurli sought, and the growing local demand, the workshop moved to Hardy St, and later to its current location on the corners of Selwyn Place and Trafalgar Square.  

Jens’ talent, energy, enthusiasm, and outspoken personality made the Jens Hansen workshop a place where artisans from all over the world came to learn about the craft, and experience Nelson culture, Jens Hansen style.
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 of New Zealand and saw us at our studio workshop. 

Someone has posted a brief clip of the show on YouTube showing the guys in the studio hard at work, making a Movie Ring.
jens hansen the ring maker

A life Less Ordinary - Jens Hansen

He also went to Denmark to learn about jewellery. Along the way, he married a young beautiful Dane, Gurli Winter. They returned to Aotearoa in 1965, and turned his father’s chicken coop into a workshop. Ultimately, like from the feathers of a phoenix, arose Jens Hansen Gold & Silversmiths.  
Jens Hansen 40th Anniversary Collection Released

Jens Hansen 40th Anniversary Collection Released

Jens Hansen celebrate the 40th anniversary of a collection of designs - which have not been made or sold since Jens Hansen originally designed them - has been re-launched.