Designs shine for foundation

Shannon Wirrpanda and jeweller Rohan Milne with the recently auctioned earrings and cufflinks. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d405415
Shannon Wirrpanda and jeweller Rohan Milne with the recently auctioned earrings and cufflinks. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d405415

A LEEDERVILLE jeweller has taken inspiration from the Australian environment to help raise money for The David Wirrpanda Foundation.

Rohan Milne, of Rohan Jewellery, designed two pieces which were auctioned as a part of the Foundation’s annual dinner.

The first piece, a set of cufflinks with natural boab nut wood and set with black and white diamonds, sold for $2800.

A pair of pearl and black diamond earrings was sold for $2400.

Mr Milne said the pieces highlighted Australian minerals and textures.

‘I have used boab in designs before, but only for pieces that we donate to the foundation,’ he said.

The Foundation aims to promote strong Aboriginal role models and healthy life choices for children. Mr Milne said he had supported it for five years.

‘To see how the organisation has grown and all the people it helps, you can see the result of where the money goes,’ he said.