The Jens Hansen story

Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith Workshop was borne from passion of creativity and experimentation. The first Nelson workshop, set up in 1968, was in the front room of the family home at 8 Alton Street. This quickly became a centre for the local arts community, where Jens’s talent, energy, enthusiasm, and outspoken personality drew people in from all over the world, and where Jens trained, worked with and influenced many of New Zealand’s leading contemporary jewellers.   Collections Here are just some of our creations. Please browse by clicking on each icon below and get a feel for our styles, then contact us to discuss making a unique piece of jewellery for you.   Purchasing info At Jens Hansen, we aim to make purchasing as simple as possible. You can purchase Jewellery in our store, online here at our website or simply give us a call and we can discuss your options. Either way you’ll receive the same care and attention to detail as if you were right here in our Nelson, New Zealand Studio.   Business Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Opening Hours


9am - 5.00pm


9am - 5.00pm


9am - 5.00pm


9am - 5.00pm


9am - 5.00pm


9am - 2pm


10am - 1pm

Monday to Friday 9am - 5.00pm (5.30pm NZ Summer) Saturday 9am - 2pm Sunday 10am - 1pm (NZ Summer ONLY) Public Holidays - Closed