Hansen, Jens Hoyer

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Hansen, Jens Hoyer Gender: M
born on 14 July 1940 at 00:40 (= 12:40 AM )
Place Gram, Denmark, 55n17, 9e04
Timezone CEST h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°20' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°06 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 29°37'

Portrait of Jens Hoyer Hansen 
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Jens Hoyer Hansen (circa 1995)
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Danish-born jeweller who settled in New Zealand and did most of his well-known work in Nelson, New Zealand. Hansen was one of a number of European-trained jewellers who came to New Zealand in the 1960s and transformed contemporary jewellery in the country, including Tanya Ashken, Kobi Bosshard and Gunter Taemmler. He was the designer and creator of the prop ring used as The One Ring in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. Across his lifetime he exhibited widely in over 30 solo exhibitions, and participated in a large number of group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

He married Gurli Winter in 1965 and had two sons Halfdan and Thorkild. In 1999 Hansen was diagnosed with cancer, and he died on 10 August 1999, aged 59.

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  • Family : Change residence 1952 (Moved to New Zealand)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1960 (First solo exhibition)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1965 (Gurli Winter)
  • Family : Change residence 1968 (Moved to Nelson)

Source Notes

Civil registry birth entry in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file (no. 42).


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (QEII Arts Council travel grant)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (New Zealand)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion (Jeweller)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur