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About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide our customers the highest level of service and broadest selection of fine jewelry, while upholding the Parker family reputation of honesty and integrity both in the store and in the community.

About Us

Welcome to Parker Jewelers!  We are Carlisle’s only jewelry store with in house jewelers, watchmakers, and an engraver. We have successfully been getting woman into trouble and men out of it since 1972. Our three generations of jewelry and watchmaking professionals are proud to be a part of your special moments. From engagement rings and wedding bands to a lifetime of special occasions we are here for you. Parker Jewelers is dedicated to making your jewelry buying experience  simple, enjoyable, and FUN!  

 

 

Our Team

 

Tom Parker

Tom Parker graduated from Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He graduated as a Certified Watchmaker, Jeweler, and Hand Engraver. He also is a Gemological Institute of America Certified Diamond Grader and Graduate Gemologist. Tom started his career in   Princeton, New Jersey before moving to Carlisle to work at B. B. Stearns Jewelers. Tom’s passion was to someday own a jewelry store of his own. In 1972 his passion became a reality when he opened Parker Jewelers in the basement of his home. There he and his wife “Connie” grew the business from a small repair shop to a full service jewelry store.  Sadly, Connie was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in 2006. Tom enjoys restoring and repairing pocket watches, jewelry repair and engraving. 

Josh Durham

At a young age Josh loved helping Grandma in the store by making gift bows and greeting customers.  This enjoyment led him to begin to work part time at Parker Jewelers when he was a freshman in High School.  Josh truly enjoys meeting and working with customers. This along with his fascination of mechanical things made it a natural fit when he chose to attend the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris, Texas. There he was trained as a Certified Watchmaker and a Jewelers of America Certified Jeweler.  Josh is a Gemological Institute of America Certified Diamond Grader. Josh continues to seek out and attend learning opportunities in his field. Some of his responsibilities include Swiss watch repair, selecting stones, and stone setting.  While in Paris, Texas, Josh was fortunate to meet his wife, Katrina. 

 

Mary Anne (Parker) Durham

Mary Anne is the daughter of Tom and Connie Parker. She grew up in Carlisle and lives outside of Newville. Mary Anne and her husband raised two boys in the Big Spring School district. She worked as a bookkeeper, stay at home mom, and with emotional support children before joining Parker Jewelers full time. Mary Anne is a Gemological Institute of America Certified Jewelry Professional. She manages many of the daily operations behind the scenes. Mary Anne loves getting to know the customers and helping them select the perfect gift. She feels extremely blessed to work with her father, son and daughter-in-law.

 

Katrina Durham

Katrina loved making and designing jewelry as a little girl growing up in Farmington, Arkansas. While in high school Katrina was chosen for an internship with a local jeweler/goldsmith. She instantly knew that she wanted a career in jewelry.  Katrina went on to earn her degree in Applied Sciences from Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris, Texas. She is a Jewelers of America Certified Jeweler.  Katrina excelled in her classes and was awarded the prestigious Stuller Inc. Award of Excellence. While in Paris, Texas, Katrina met Josh and became a part of our family.  Katrina is responsible for jewelry repairs, pearl re-stringing, etc. Her outstanding talent and passion is designing custom jewelry.

Store Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30 - 5:30
Saturday 9:30 - 1:00
And by private appointment