Meet the Artist
Over 20 years of contemporary design
David Parker creates jewellery with an emphasis on line, precision, and originality. His trademark is producing modern, clean and elegant designs with an Art Deco influence, incorporating sweeping curves and bold forms into his metal work. His work showcases the unique properties of stones, bringing out their colour and luminosity, and he combines traditional and contemporary techniques – for instance, using classic asscher and emerald-cut diamonds in a modern setting.
David welcomes special commissions and is happy to consult individually with clients. Designs featured on this site may be changed to feature new stones and materials, or reflect a client’s ideas.
“For over twenty years I have dedicated myself to making jewellery to the highest standards. It has been the driving force in my life and the obsession of my waking hours. Initially I worked without pay to gain experience enough to gain an apprenticeship. From there I worked countless hours learning and fine tuning the skills of a traditional goldsmith and jeweller. Like many craftsmen, an apprenticeship can be a difficult and rather thankless task but it has left me with a breadth and depth of skills that is unique in my field. I believe the value of my work comes from the design, workmanship and attention to detail I put into the pieces I create.
I see my work as an interpretation of art deco and modern influences – in particular art deco architecture and modern sculpture. I'm heavily influenced by the shapes and forms of these movements. My metal work reflects the bold forms, sweeping curves and clean edges often found in both these movements. I feel it's important to embrace new design and to be relevant to my own time and place."
― David Parker
David is also member of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia. An elite organization created to ensure that quality Australian work would recognized with it’s iconic stamp.
“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, their work is clearly identified as genuinely made in Australia, and the date of manufacture can be recorded.
The Guild's principal aim is to promote the Guild Mark as a symbol of excellence.”
-Courtesy of the GSGA
David Parker designs embody a unique and exciting connection between head, heart and hand. His technical precision and clean lines are a result of sheer hard work, traditional training and years spent working with some of Australia's leading jewellers. His style comes from within and around him. A love of older, particularly art deco design and architecture, which he interprets with the passion and style of a modern sculptor to create pieces that are innovative, elegant, unique and exquisite.
David chooses to work with a number of precious metals and stones, exploring their attributes and limitations and forging them through skill, passion and technique into wearable works of art
-Courtesy of Sooper Design