The Jens Hansen Golden Kiwi pendant was created in 2015 as a tribute to New Zealanders’ affection for their national bird. The first pendant made was given as a gift from Nelson City to the Duchess of Cornwall when she visited Nelson with the Prince of Wales in November that year.
We approached the Sanctuary and found out they were keen to introduce kiwi here, so we started to talk about how we could help. We love our Golden Kiwi pendant and the Silver Kiwi ring and could feel a natural connection between these pieces of jewellery and the vision of the Sanctuary to introduce kiwi to Nelson. The Golden Kiwi pendant is one of our most popular pieces – it symbolises everything people love about New Zealand and our beautiful native birds,” says Halfdan. “That was why we felt it was the perfect gift for the Duchess of Cornwall, to mark her visit here in 2015. Given her and Prince Charles’ interest in conservation, we have written to her to let her know about the collaboration with the Sanctuary.