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The Ring Story

The movie's Academy Award winning Art Direction team first approached Jens Hansen about making the Ring in March 1999. Jens submitted 15 prototypes in a variety of weights and finishes, and from this extensive collection, the final Movie Ring* design was selected and used in the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. This design has now become the “World’s Most Famous Ring”.

"My father knew and loved The Lord of the Rings and was very excited when he heard that Peter Jackson was going to film it in New Zealand. Then came a phone call asking if he would make the One Ring -he was thrilled and honoured."

Thorkild Hansen

We all know there is only one The One Ring in the books, but Jens and his son, goldsmith Thorkild Hansen, made more than 40 variations for the films. These were scaled for different scenes and sized to suit its various owners -from smaller solid gold versions that perfectly fit Hobbit's fingers, to the 8 inch ring seen in the prologue spinning and turning through the air.

The Jens Hansen Replica Ring available here has been created with the same dedication, passion and craftsmanship as the original seen onscreen in The Fellowship of the Ring™, The Two Towers™, and The Return of the King™. We are also proud to be the exclusive creators for Weta, under their Warner Bros. license, of the world's most accurate licensed The One Ring merchandise.