Dresses up or down - Wear it to the Cafe or on the Red Carpet
Excusively from The Makers of The World's Most Famous Ring
The Iconic Kiwi Necklace Handcrafted in Solid Gold
In the Collection of The Duchess of Cornwall
Our hope is that The Golden Kiwi reflects Jens’ own interest in creating jewellery that has a dialogue with the influences of New Zealand’s natural environment. This is what led us to design a form that is distinctively organic and free from sharp edges or abrupt divisions. The pendant is developed from the iconic shape of a kiwi, a bird that is intrinsic to our upbringing in New Zealand. By slightly abstracting the form of the pendant an exact depiction of a kiwi, we created a timeless piece imbued with the essence of the national icon and its natural home. We hope that the final design conveys this intention, and that it is worn with pride by everyone who loves our country, New Zealand.
When designing the iconic Golden Kiwi solid gold pendant, we wanted to create a piece that connected to a love for our beautiful country and that provided a timeless piece of jewellery that could be worn anytime, anywhere. A perfect marrying of our Nordic influenced style and our roots in Kiwi culture. New Zealand's "Little Black Dress of Jewellery."
The solid gold kiwi pendant fits any wardrobe and style. It’s perfect for a trip to the café, a night out with friends, or even for a walk down the red carpet!
It’s that rare versatility that makes the Golden Kiwi the Little Black Dress of Jewellery and an ideal gift for a loved one.
Everyone deserves to have that precious piece of jewellery they can proudly wear anytime.
The story of The Golden Kiwi pendant
Our customers often ask us for something distinctively Kiwi. So we decided to create an elegant and wearable design that combines our national symbol with the distinctive Jens Hansen sculptural style.
This timeless jewellery icon suits everyone no matter what they are wearing or doing, so we’ve nicknamed it “New Zealand’s little black dress of jewellery”.
‘The Golden Kiwi’ is also a play on another Kiwi icon, being the name of our national lottery from 1961 to 1989.
About The Golden Kiwi pendant
The Golden Kiwi pendant is a beautiful stylised interpretation of the national symbol of New Zealand, the rare flightless Kiwi bird.It is handcrafted from solid (NZ-sourced) 9ct or 18ct yellow, white or red golds. It measures 15mm wide x 13mm high.The necklace chain is strong without being too heavy and is also made in New Zealand in the rolo style (a round cable link). Available in 45cm (18").
Each Golden Kiwi has its gold carat hallmark, and the Jens Hansen and New Zealand-made hallmarks.
In the jewellery collection of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
In November 2015, on the occasion of her visit to Nelson, the Mayor of the city gifted The Golden Kiwi in 18t Yellow Gold to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.
The Golden Kiwi is a registered New Zealand design - NZ Design Registration No. 420559.