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Mark McBride Hileman graduated from the Texas Tech University College of Architecture in 1970. During college and in the following years, various galleries represented his paintings and sculptures. Mark began making jewelry in 1974; the same year he opened his architectural office in Scottsdale, Arizona. The sculptural shapes and use of vibrant inlay color in his jewelry designs are an expansion and blending of his diverse artistic backgrounds.

Mark has inlaid every material imaginable. However, for many years his material of choice has been opal. Over the years, he has established lasting relationships with the elite of Australia’s opal miners and dealers to ensure that he continues to obtain the best opal available. “There is no other material that I know of that is as exciting to work with as opal. Its variations of light, pattern and color are endless. To take what…

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  • Male
  • Born on December 5
  • Joined March 26, 2009

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black diamonds, sterling silver, amethyst, topaz, sugilite, Australian opal, turquoise, spiderweb turquoise, chrysoprase, variquoise, lapis, black onyx, dinosaur bone

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Mark McBride Hileman graduated from the Texas Tech University College of Architecture in 1970. During college and in the following years, various galleries represented his paintings and sculptures. Mark began making jewelry in 1974; the same year he opened his architectural office in Scottsdale, Arizona. The sculptural shapes and use of vibrant inlay color in his jewelry designs are an expansion and blending of his diverse artistic backgrounds.

Mark has inlaid every material imaginable. However, for many years his material of choice has been opal. Over the years, he has established lasting relationships with the elite of Australia’s opal miners and dealers to ensure that he continues to obtain the best opal available. “There is no other material that I know of that is as exciting to work with as opal. Its variations of light, pattern and color are endless. To take what once belonged to the earth and give it new life in my creations is very gratifying."

Although Mark's designs have evolved, his design philosophy has remained the same. Simplicity. Always searching for what is essential and beautiful, whether that be geometrical shapes or flowing curves.

Jewelry is mankind's most basic adornment. Jewelry is the vision of the artist, transformed by the person that wears it. This art form becomes an unspoken projection of each individual’s personality. The sophisticated uses of opal, precious and semi-precious stones and the unsurpassed precision and quality of the inlay are the hallmarks of his work.

To view Mark's full collection please visit www.HilemanSilverJewelry.com or www.TheHilemanCollection.com.

You can also follow me on Twitter at HilemanJewelry or become a "Friend of The Hileman Collection" on Facebook.

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