Log In   ·   Become A Member

Silver Parkes Collection Embodies Hamptons Effortless Elegance

Nicole Barylski

Taj Floating By The Yard Necklace, Swiss Blue Topaz Floating Cloud Necklace, and 18K Yellow Gold 42″ chain in Citrine, Peridot and Rock Crystal. (Courtesy Photo)

When jewelry designer Sri Lakshmi was creating Silver Parkes she was going for the understated elegance of the "Hamptons look". She wanted to create staple pieces which could be worn everyday and translate from a day at the beach to a night out.

Silver Parkes designer Sri Lakshmi. (Courtesy Photo)

Lakshmi grew up in the jewelry business, both parents are in high end wholesale. With access to the best quality materials it was a no brainier for her to continue the tradition of working in jewelery business. She got her start with the Floating Cloud collection which features natural stones from the mines of Southeastern Brazil on a delicate oval cable chain. Her inspiration for Silver Parkes was to create laid back luxurious pieces which translated any occasion. She loves the luxury of the Hamptons which was also an inspiration for the collection saying, "Luxury is just a part of you, your not a part of it. It's trying but not actually looking like you tried. All the designs I've done, should be natural compliment, an effortless transition."

Lakshmi's style has an undertone of nautical to everything she wears which she wanted to incorporate into her jewelery. For her that meant creating pieces which were based on personal style as opposed to trends. She said, "Jewelery is so personal, its not going to be for everybody, so I focus on who it is for." She continued, "A lot of it is based on my instinct what I think would compliment whatever metal it is to whatever stone it is."

She credits Chanel in influencing her career to create classic pieces no matter the cut, stone or material used. Lakshmi said, " I really do my own thing, trust myself enough to deliver those classic pieces which I strive to create. For timeless pieces, when you look at the finished product their is so much longevity."

Lakshmi has designed her collections so they effortlessly translate when worn together. She strives to make sure if you purchase a piece from one set you don't have to match it with earring from the same saying, "It was important to me that every set goes together without being from the same set." The most important aspect to her when designing her collections is the quality of the materials used. She uses her instinct when deciding which materials for each collection. Lakshmi said, "For the bangles I just did a rose gold with smoky quartz, white gold with blue topaz and yellow gold with citrine. It's just really what I would feel like would pop in the piece. Instead of a shiny finish I did a matte finish to tie in all the materials and give it a Hamptons feel."

Silver Parkes Bangles. (Courtesy Photo)


She is sentimental about the floating clouds necklaces, choosing them as one of her favorite pieces she created. It is a tough process to get through due to loss of material while breaking the large stones which are 40 to 80 carats to get the hand carved whimsical shape. Lakshmi is proud of the innovation saying, " I haven't run into anyone who is doing it of that quality. They are all hand carved, something that is different and in person it's totally different, it pops off of whatever you are wearing." Her other favorite piece are the Silver Parkes bangles.

Moon Quartz Floating Cloud Drop Earrings, Prasiolite Cushion Cut Earrings and 18K Yellow Gold Chain Earrings in Lemon Quartz and Amethyst. (Courtesy Photo)


Lakshmi said her ideal client would be Martha Stewart, because the pieces in the collection have an understated elegance perfect for women who are strong and secure. Her clients know who they are, know what they like, are go-getters and embody timeless elegance like Stewart.

She is currently working on the Silver Parkes Spring and Summer collections which will feature a lot of textures, and include hoop earrings as well as crosses in with different textures.

The Silver Parkes collection includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, anklets and men's cufflinks. To view the collection visit silverparkes.com.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group President’s Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In the 2016 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of America’s top real estate professionals, he was designated #22 nationally and #5 in the Hamptons by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year.

Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.
We exhibit representational artists from around the world, who produce fine art of exceptional quality that challenge collectors to contemplate concepts about the artist, themselves, and our human experience. Utilizing timeless techniques in creating their drawings, paintings and sculptures, our artists have developed unique, signature styles that present a current vision of our world.