LAB OPAL RINGS & JEWELRY
HILEMAN SILVER JEWELRY
Hileman Silver Jewelry creates top quality lab opal rings and lab opal jewelry in sterling silver, Continuum silver, stainless steel, white or yellow gold and platinum. All of our lab created opal rings are created by hand in our jewelry studio in Phoenix, Arizona. We use top quality laboratory grown opal for all of our lab opal rings and jewelry. We take great care when cutting the lab opal to make the pattern and fire look as natural and random as possible so the lab opal looks more like the best natural Australian opal. We have a large selection of lab created opal colors to choose from and any of the colors shown may be inlaid in any of our ring designs. We have been making jewelry since 1974 and are inlay jewelry experts. We take great pride in every piece of jewelry we create and provide excellent customer service before, during and after the sale. We focus on quality over quantity with every piece of jewelry being handcrafted by Mark and John Hileman using only the finest materials and craftsmanship. Take a look at our top quality lab created opal jewelry!
More About Mark...
Mark's artistic talents bloomed at an early age. His creative abilities were evident even in his early sketches and paintings. Mark was introduced to architecture at the age of 14 when he began training as a draftsman with a local architect. He continued to refine his technical and painting skills and later took on sculpting and guitar playing as well. Mark's sculpture and painting sales helped pay for his college tuition and in 1970 he graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Architectural Design. By 1974 he had opened his own architectural office in Scottsdale, Arizona. This was also the year Mark discovered a new outlet for his creativity- jewelry making. Mark's jewelry designs became an expansion and blending of his diverse artistic backgrounds. As his jewelry designs and materials used evolved, sales multiplied. Mark was soon dividing his time between architectural projects and jewelry production. He traveled the western United States to find jewelry stores and galleries to represent his jewelry designs and eventually landed accounts with some of the top art galleries and high-end department stores in the U.S. such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Although Mark's jewelry designs have evolved over the last 44 years, his design philosophy of focusing on simplicity has remained the same. He is always searching for what is essential and beautiful whether that be geometrical shapes or flowing curves. Mark believes jewelry is the vision of the artist transformed by the person who wears it. This art form becomes an unspoken projection of each individual's personality. The hallmarks of Mark's jewelry designs are the sophisticated use of precious and semi-precious stones combined with unsurpassed precision inlay and top quality craftsmanship. He is well known for his outstanding Australian opal jewelry.