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The Golden Kiwi

The Golden Kiwi Necklace from Jens Hansen

 New Zealand's "Little Black Dress of Jewellery"   

  • 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

The Golden Kiwi pendant is universally elegant and understated; the perfect necklace for walking the red carpet or having a coffee with friends. 

This exclusive solid gold pendant is a beautiful stylised interpretation of New Zealand’s national symbol - the rare flightless Kiwi bird.

 

 
     

The Golden Kiwi's Story

When designing The Golden Kiwi 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. Our hope is that The Golden Kiwi reflects Jens’ own interest in creating jewellery that has a dialogue between it and the influences of New Zealand’s natural environment. This is what led us to design a form that is distinctively organic, free from sharp edges or abrupt divisions, and developed from and beyond the iconic shape of a kiwi bird that is collectively known, as it is intrinsic to our upbringing in New Zealand. By slightly abstracting the form of the pendant from that of an exact depiction of a kiwi, we created a piece that is timeless but still 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.  

             

The Duchess of Cornwall with Halfdan Hansen and the Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese

   The Jens Hansen Golden Kiwi Pendant was gifted to The Duchess of Cornwall as   an official gift from the City of Nelson on 7th November 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Golden Kiwi is a unique Jens Hansen creation and is the subject of New Zealand Design Application No. 420559.

*Jens Hansen – Gold & Silversmith is the designer and maker of The Movie Ring (the rings made for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies), the ONE Ring(s) (made exclusively for Weta Workshop under their license from Warner Bros.) and The Jens Hansen Replica Ring (the replica rings available from Jens Hansen – Gold & Silversmith). Jens Hansen is not otherwise authorised, endorsed, affiliated or otherwise associated with Tolkein Enterprises, The Saul Zaentz Company (owner of the trade marks LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT and THE ONE RING), New Line Productions or Warner Bros.

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