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The Golden Kiwi, White Gold

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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. Get your Golden Kiwi now.

White Gold
White gold contains the same amount of pure gold as yellow gold, with the addition of precious platinum and/or palladium, to naturally filter most of the natural yellow colour. Unlike many commercial jewellers we prefer not to coat our white gold jewellery by electroplating with rhodium metal. This means that there is less maintenance required and there is a natural color difference between the 9ct and 18ct versions.

Choose 18ct white gold for maximum gold content and lifelong durability. Get 9ct white as the best solid white gold option on a budget.

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.

In the Jewellery Collection of HRH The Duchess of CornwallThe Duchess of Cornwall accepts The Golden Kiwi from Nelson Mayor Rachel ReeseIn 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.

 

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.

In addition to our classic high polish finish, for our 18ct gold Kiwi's we are able to offer a hand-textured finish option.  A textured finish diffuses light rather than reflecting it producing a quite different yet versatile appearance.

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.

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Choose your metal quality

How to choose the right metal: White

Most jewellery gold is an alloy of gold, silver and copper. While the total gold content is determined by the carat, white gold adds some precious platinum and/or palladium which naturally filters out yellow color from the gold.  Unless requested we do NOT rhodium plate our white gold.
 9ct An affordable light white gold. Minimum gold standard in UK.
14ct Hardwearing. May contain trace of nickel. Avoid if known nickel allergy. 
18ct Best for wedding and jewellery.  

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Choose your chain length

How to choose the right chain length

Women's Standard Length Necklace Sizes:

Length(in.) Length(cm) Description
16 inches 40 cm
Falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. On a petite woman it will hit your collarbone while for plus size women it might feel more like a choker.
17-19 inches 43-48 cm
A common choice for women that will fall just below the throat at the collarbone. This length is popular for adding pendants which will hang over a crew neck.
20 inches 50 cm
Will fall a few inches below the collarbone and allow a little more breathing room. Perfect for a low, plunging neckline or if you want to wear it over a turtleneck.
22 inches 55 cm
Falls at or above a low neckline.
24 inches 60 cm
Falls below any neckline.

 

Men's Standard Length Necklace Sizes:

Length(in.) Length(cm) Description
18 inches 45 cm
Base of the neck  - for smaller neck sizes
20 inches 50 cm
To collarbone -most common length for average men.
22 inches 55 cm
A few inches below collarbone.
24 inches 60 cm
Just above sternum.

Choose your finish

Finish Options
Jens Hansen is well known for the classic highly polished finish of our work but for some pieces and metal carats we can offer alternate surface finishes such as hammered, satin (matte) or hand-textured.
Your product summary
  • Metal Quality: 9ct White Gold
  • Chain Length: 40cm (16")
  • Finish: Polished

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Lifetime Workmanship & Satisfaction Guarantees

Jens Hansen offers a return to studio lifetime workmanship guarantee on our jewellery. This means that if in the unlikely event a workmanship defect is ever discovered, we will replace or repair the item. The item needs to be returned to our studio for assessment and repair and the guarantee does not cover wear and tear, accidental or consequential damage.

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