Charity & Community: David Wirrpanda Foundation Pendant

  • 1.11.2009
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DAVID WIRRPANDA COLLABORATES WITH JEWELLER, ROHAN MILNE TO DESIGN A SPECTACULAR CHARITY PENDANT FOR FOUNDATION DINNER

Jeweller, Rohan Milne of Rohan Jewellery has designed and handcrafted a spectacular pendant in collaboration with David Wirrpanda to be auctioned at the annual David Wirrpanda Foundation Dinner on Thursday 19 November at Frasers Restaurant. Utilising a Broome South Sea Pearl and over 200 white Argyle and black diamonds, the value of the pendant is estimated to be around $15,000.

Description of the Pendant:

‘An 18ct white, yellow and rose gold enhancer pendant on a volcanic rock neckpiece, featuring a Broome south sea pearl, surrounded by over 200 white Argyle and black diamonds, detailed with inlayed boab wood and finished with a pink Argyle diamond’.

Design Statements from David Wirrpanda & Rohan Milne:

The diamond shape of the pendant is the symbol of the Baru (Baru meaning Crocodile) which reflects the symbol of the Baru People of North East Arnhem Land. This is of personal significance to me as it is the tribe of my Grandfather and son, Marley.

David Wirrpanda

I have utilised the most premium of Western Australia’s precious materials in this piece.  It was decided to incorporate the wood from the iconic Boab Tree to represent its use in Indigenous culture. The wood is used for food, medicine, shelter and art work. We have created a wearable piece of jewellery reflecting David’s personal heritage and indigenous culture’.

Rohan Milne

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