This month we meet one of our member jewellers from Melbourne – Travis Trewarne from Trewarne Fine Jewellery.
WHAT YEAR AND BY WHOM WAS TREWARNE ESTABLISHED?
TRAVIS: Trewarne Fine Jewellery is a fourth-generation family owned and run business. It began in 1932 when my great grandfather's uncle started the Australian Gold Buying Company, purchasing gold from the miners. The business evolved after the war to meet the demand for luxury fine jewellery pieces and my late mother, Suzanne Trewarne, pioneered the original design of diamond jewellery and engagement rings in Melbourne throughout the 1960’s. Now as the 4th generation, I am so fortunate and proud to continue the almost 90 year legacy and uphold the standards that has made Trewarne a trusted Melbourne brand for all these years.
WHO WORKS IN THE BUSINESS AND WHAT ARE THEIR SKILLS?
TRAVIS: We have two store locations with some of the industry’s most qualified and experienced jewellery professionals. We have gemmologists, designers, valuers and even presidents of industry associations working in store. You will often find Katrina and myself based in our Collins St boutique. Our Southland boutique is always bustling and there you will likely meet my two sisters Selena and Marcelle along with the rest of the team.
WHAT SHAPES THE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY OF TREWARNE?
TRAVIS: We specialise particularly in the field of custom made diamond jewellery.Our designs are all crafted in-house in our Melbourne workrooms. We have a signature range of jewellery that draws on our long experience to be both beautiful and timeless – this encapsulates the design philosophy at Trewarnes. We use our generational knowledge to promote design styles that endure long past immediate trends. From a diamond pendant to a diamond ring, our designs will always look fashionable and sparkle in a way that brings immense joy.
WHAT MAKES A TREWARNE DIAMOND PIECE SPECIAL AND/OR UNIQUE
TRAVIS: Our true passion is in diamonds and we pride ourselves on having access to the most beautiful diamonds in the world. Trewarne brings together the ultimate combination of the finest diamond rough, and the most technologically advanced diamond cutting, to unlock a brilliance and sparkle in our diamonds that can only be described as 'breathtaking’. Our most common response when people see our diamonds is ‘WOW’!