Nelson – a son’s story

Halfdan Hansen took an unlikely route for the son of an avante garde artist and hippy – he want off to work for petrochemical companies. He was around though to convince his father Jens to accept the commission to make a very special ring for a movie – the One Ring featured in the Lord of the Rings and now The Hobbit films. His dad made the rings and died before the LOTR films were screened, but his final commission has left a legacy which kept his business alive. Halfdan came back from the oil rigs to take over the jewellers, which relies on the One Ring for about 25 per cent of its business.

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