Your Golden Kiwi

    • Handcrafted in white, yellow or red gold
    • In the Collection of The Duchess of Cornwall
    • Add a sprinkle of pavé diamonds for extra sparkle
    • Each necklace sold supports Kiwi conservation.*
  • Worn close to the heart, our Golden Kiwi is a symbol of the pride we feel for our rare, treasured native bird, and evokes the affectionate nickname New Zealanders claim world over.

Your Golden Kiwi

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 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.

The Golden Kiwi is a registered New Zealand design - NZ Design Registration No. 420559.

Giving back

The Jens Hansen Kiwi Establishment Fund

We are proud to support the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust. Sponsorship from Jens Hansen ensures a percentage of proceeds from the iconic Golden Kiwi jewellery line goes into the Jens Hansen Kiwi Establishment Fund to support the re-introduction of kiwi into the fenced sanctuary.

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As worn by 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.

Distinctively Kiwi

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.

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