There are few Master Jewellers as inspiring and accomplished as Rohan Milne.
Born in Western Australia, the great grandson of Captain James Tilly a founding father of Broome’s pearling industry, it is no surprise Rohan Milne developed a passion and discerning eye for designing and crafting jewellery at a young age. A multiple award winning apprentice jeweller, Rohan understood that if he was to one day be recognised by his peers as a Master Jeweller he would first have to seek out the finest craftsmen in the world and once again become a student of the art. It began with a rare invitation by the world’s most awarded designer and jeweller to the stars, Henry Dunay, for Rohan to travel to New York City and `try out’ in his workshop. After just a week Rohan was offered a position in Mr Dunay’s Production Workshop, working with a team of 22 jewellers. Within a month he was personally invited by Mr Dunay to join his Private Workshop consisting of a team of just 5 jewellers creating one-off pieces for Mr Dunay’s closest and most valued clients. Under the watchful eye of this world acclaimed designer, Rohan was taught the age-old traditions of handcrafting jewellery; traditions and techniques rarely practiced in the present day. In his continued pursuit for excellence, Rohan later moved to Rome where he had the privilege of training under the instruction of Maestro Giorgio Guccione and his son Gianluca. Described by Rohan as “a true master of the lost art”, Rohan was further inspired by the traditional methods of jewellery design and creation. During his time in Rome he was honoured with the request to handcraft cufflinks for Pope John Paul II and the then Prime Minister of Italy.
Returning to Perth in 2007, Rohan and his wife Toni founded Rohan Jewellery.
With an unwavering commitment to the traditional handcrafting process and techniques of jewellery design and creation, Rohan now showcases his original designs which are individually handcrafted in their Leederville Studio and Workshop. The Studio had been opened just four years when Rohan Jewellery was chosen as one of just thirty jewellers worldwide by Argyle Diamonds to become a Select Atelier; an exclusive invitation to view and acquire one of the world’s most desired of gems – the Pink Diamond. So rare and precious are these stones that barely a handful are recovered from the remote East Kimberly region of Western Australia each year. Personable and relaxed, Rohan and his team love nothing more than to sit with their clients to discuss, sketch and select the perfect stones and precious metals to create an original Rohan design.