Sunday, August 20, 2006

The One Ring... or Six

"The Ring" (acually six of them in different sizes) in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trillogy was/were made here at Jens Hanson Gold & Smilversmith, at the corner of Church Street and Selwyn Place, by father and son, Jens and Thorkild. Jens passed away in 1999 before the film was released. They also made the Air New Zealand Cup, the revamped rugby National Provincial League, but this another time.

The lettering on the rings were all CG; you can buy "The One Ring", sans the writing.

We will be in Auckland for a week.


  1. "One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them", JRR Tolkien. NZ is beautiful

  2. Hee hee.

  3. New Zealand is beautiful, that's why many film took the scenes from here. Have a good time in Auckland. If you meet a handsome man named Clive Treadaway, please say hello from me :)

  4. interesting I know where to find My Precioussssssssssss

  5. Thanks for the comments, everbody. Tanty, didn't meet any Clive in Auckland, sorry - in fact didn't meet many men - they must all be where I'm not... On our flight back today, however, we had a young flight attendant who must have thought he looked like a Kiwi Brad Pitt - he kind of did resemble him, but he was trying so hard to act cool that, well, you gotta love him.


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