About Us

The Rolling Mill was founded in 2014 by Nick Hensman and Vee Burroughs, an energetic, friendly and creative young couple who take pride in creating only the highest quality jewellery which stands the test of time. Nick has been in the industry since 2007 and has a wealth of knowledge and skill in producing both traditional and unconventional pieces of jewellery. Vee has been a graphic designer for over ten years and contributes a significant amount of time to the creative process and the everyday operation at The Rolling Mill. When the time comes for you to have your own custom piece of jewellery designed and handmade, they would be delighted to share the amazing experience with you.

Nigel Wong
Our master jeweller at The Rolling Mill. Nigel is an award-winning jeweller and has been making beautiful jewellery for over 40 years, so he brings a wealth of traditional jewellery-making knowledge with him and we are looking forward to fully utilising his incredible skills.


What is The Rolling Mill?

A Rolling Mill is a set of rollers used to flatten and shape precious metals into plate and square wire which can then be cut out, or milled further into usable jewellery blanks. After a few ideas were 'rolled' off when naming our new business venture, we eventually took a step back and looked at what we really were trying to achieve. Our jewellery is custom made, using both traditional and modern tools and techniques. One extremely unique piece is our Rolling Mill. We do not know the age of our rollers, but they are extremely old, beautiful and operating as good as new. They are symbolic of our mission – quality, timeless, one of a kind jewellery that will withstand the test of time.

We went to Nick after a friend of ours recommended him to us. Thank goodness we did! We knew as soon as we first met with him that he was the man who was going to help us achieve just what we wanted for our engagement and wedding rings. Living in New Plymouth meant that we had to do a lot of communicating via phone, email and text, and Nick and Vee were both amazing at keeping in touch and keeping us a part of the whole process. Nick really listened to what we wanted and made it happen. We also had a lot of fun with the whole experience, which my fiancé and I really value! I absolutely recommend The Rolling Mill, I wouldn’t think of going to anyone else!
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