-Handmade Contemporary Jewellery-
David welcomes personal commissions and enjoys consulting with clients to create their special piece. You can reach David via the Contacts page, and view his gallery and testimonials. Designs displayed in the gallery may be modified to feature new stones and materials, or reflect a client’s ideas.
“I’m committed to making jewellery of the highest standards. I believe the value of my work comes from the design, workmanship and attention to detail I put into the pieces I create.”
― David Parker.
Jewellery with an emphasis on line, precision, and originality. David’s characteristic style is modern, clean and elegant, with an Art Deco influence that incorporates sweeping curves and bold forms. His work showcases the colour and luminosity of stones by combining traditional and contemporary techniques.
David is also member of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia; an organization created to ensure that the finest Australian work can be recognized by its iconic hallmark stamp.
“ ... the Guild Mark - a symbol of excellence.”
“In 1988 a group of manufacturing jewellers, aware of the traditions and a need for a higher degree of consumer protection in the precious metals industry, instigated and formed The Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia.
Guild Members' names and marks are permanently recorded, they abide by set standards of material and their work is clearly identified as genuinely made in Australia.
"It was the striking sharp lines and simplicity of your pieces that first drew us to your work. After meeting you for the first time we felt assured that the engagement ring and our wedding bands were in good hands. You did not disappoint, we love them!! You were a pleasure during every step of the process. We have and will continue to recommend you and your designs to our family and friends. Thank you David for creating such individual pieces to suit our needs, and thank you for making our marriage symbolism sacred."― Lara & Paola Luz.
"David Parker took on board the challenging project of remodelling the setting of my ring, following a string of failed attempts. He was able to envisage and interpret the complexity of the design that I had tried to express in words and a few sketches. Most importantly, he was able to guide the design with his high level of expertise, and transform a concept into a piece of art, undertaken with precision and excellence. The successful outcome appears deceivingly minimal, as all of the austere structural elements of the setting are expressed flawlessly. I was very impressed with David’s passion, expertise, craftsmanship, and exceptional ability to creatively visualise. He was a pleasure to work with, and I am thrilled with the ring."― Caroline, Architect
"David, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for all the extra effort you put in with my beautiful tension ring recently. The ring is stunning, I can't stop looking at it. The stone is beautiful and the design is so unique and clever, it shows your commitment to making beautiful but unusual pieces. I've never worn a piece of jewellery that has gotten so many compliments and demands from people to take it off so they can try it on too!!! Thanks again for making such a special gift from my friends. It’s so beautiful and different, I love it!"― Natalie Wooden
"As soon as I saw David’s collection, I knew that he would add invaluably to my rough design concepts. He took on the project as if it was his own, drawing on his ability to incorporate dimension and add his own artistic brilliance. David’s excellence in craftsmanship has produced a lasting, unique design. He is truly knowledgeable yet somehow manages to maintain a down-to-earth and professional manner. I was chuffed when the completed works were personally signed with their own dp stamp."― Caleb Morris
"I instantly liked the style of David's rings but couldn't quite find the right one off the shelf. David was great in working out what else we could do and very open to my thoughts and ideas. I was stoked with the ring that he designed for me and have had nothing but compliments ever since."― Chris Hotham
"Our consultation with David Parker was a very pleasant and positive experience. His designs are so clean and original it was easy to choose our rings from his comprehensive portfolio. We are extremely happy with them and we constantly receive positive comments about them. He is now our jeweller of choice."― Virginia and Andrea
David Parker Jewellery. Melbourne & Chicago
Phone: Melbourne 0403 118 250 / Chicago 224 413 6929
There are many options when considering a gem stone, and often more than the color, size and cost needs to be taken into consideration.
“I’ve worked extensively with precious and semi - precious stones; and they all have their own strengths and limitations. It’s essential that you match the stone to the expectations and demands of the customer and not just send people on their way with a gem that for example, is to fragile to survive the way they intend to wear it.”
All stones have unique characteristics and to ensure that you get a stone that you love and that won’t disappoint you discuss your options with an expert. After years of setting and working with gem stones David Parker is well placed to offer you advice on any stones.