Artizen Magazine interviews jewelry artist Mark Hileman

Mark Hileman designs Australian opal inlay jewelry in gold and sterling silver

Mark Hileman

Last week Mark Hileman was interviewed by Cindy Marks of Artizen Magazine and we have been waiting (impatiently) for the new issue to hit our inbox.  What a pleasant surprise!  Cindy did a great job sharing Mark’s background and shedding some light on how the jewelry has evolved and grown into what it is today.  The article also includes some nice photos and live links to all of our jewelry and social sites. 

This issue of Artizen  includes an article about designer Kat Swank and a great article on beer and cheese pairings as well as some amazing photos by Peter Lockwood.  Check it out when you have a chance.

John Hileman


Hileman Silver Jewelry receives Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award

Hileman Silver Jewelry receives Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award
Sterling silver opal and white sapphire wedding set

Sterling silver opal and white sapphire wedding set

Phoenix, AZ – February 2, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Hileman Silver Jewelry has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Ring Designers!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation. 

Hileman Silver Jewelry stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Hileman Silver Jewelry for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Hileman Silver Jewelry is among the very best Wedding Ring Designers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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About WeddingWire, Inc., the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from
wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and (both part of eHarmony), and (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Thank you to all of our customers for taking the time to leave valuable positive feedback on your recent purchases.  Without it, this recognition would not be possible.


Mark and John Hileman


Not too late for Christmas orders!!

Australian Opal pendant in sterling silver

Australian opal pendant $130

With Christmas quickly approaching, many people still have not decided what to buy for those on their “nice” list .  Well,  it’s not too late to order Hileman jewelry for that special someone.  Although we usually advise allowing us 2 to 3 weeks for special orders, the holiday season puts the elves here in overdrive so a quicker turn around time is possible.  A suggestion for gifts is to purchase the stock ring to wrap as a gift and return it for one in the correct size later.  Just let us know when ordering that it is a gift purchase and we will extend the return period until after the holidays.

Pendants and earrings are always a great gift choice because you don’t have to worry about getting the finger size correct.  We have pendants available ranging from $130 in sterling silver to $12,800 in gold.  Please contact us to check on availability and delivery time for jewelry orders between now and Christmas.  With several different locations selling our jewelry and less time to update sold inventory, not all jewelry listed is available for immediate purchase.    All of our rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets arrive in a nice presentation box ready for gift wrapping.  Express shipping is available for an additional charge.

Visit our websites and get your stress free shopping done early.  and for our silver jewelry.

www.TheHilemanCollection  and for our gold jewelry.

Australian opal cross in 14k gold

Australian opal cross in 14k gold $1580

 Happy Holidays!
Mark and John Hileman

ArtFire Member Curated Collections

There are many tools available to promote your craft on the internet.  A great tool that is available to members of ArtFire is the member curated collection.  These collections are composed of items available for sale on ArtFire from the collection creator and other artisans on ArtFire.  Member curated collections are excellent sources of sales and traffic for all members featured in the collection.

Here are some of the ArtFire Collections I have created.  Please click on the items and explore the artisans’ shops. 

Enjoy!  Thank you for supporting handmade artists!

Hileman Silver Jewelry is now on!

Amethyst sterling silver ring with sugilite and nambulite inlay.On September 21, 2010, 1000 Markets was acquired by Bonanza.  Bonanza  is an online marketplace with more than 2 million visitors per month and 3.5 million products listed for sale.  We will be transferring our shop and all of our jewelry listings at 1000 Markets over to our new Bonanza shop as quickly as possible. Our new Bonanza “booth” will have some interesting new features, including the ability for shoppers to have real time chat with the the artist, rate an item and post the item to most social sites.   We currently have about 75 pieces of jewelry on the site and will be adding more every day.  Come by and check out our new booth and add us to your favorites.

Interested in making some extra income?

Bonanza also offers an affiliate program where you are paid for every sale you refer from your blog or website.  Hileman Silver Jewelry is paying a 4% commission on all sales generated by our affiliate program.  To be eligible you have to go to and register so you receive credit and payment for all referrals to our jewelry page.  To find out more go to the Bonanza Affiliates Program page and read all the details.

John Hileman

Welcome to Hileman Jewelry’s blog!

Amethyst sterling silver ring inlaid with sugilite and Australian opal.

Amethyst sterling silver ring inlaid with sugilite and Australian opal.

Hello and welcome to Hileman Jewelry’s blog!  We are a small family business consisting of Mark, John and Matt Hileman.  We all have our parts we play in the production of our jewelry designs and company operations.  We produce two lines of jewelry.  Our gold line consists of rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces inlaid with the finest Australian opal.  The opal line is available in upscale galleries and jewelry stores across the country.  The silver line is sold via our direct sales site  It features sterling silver inlaid with turquoise, sugilite, Australian opal, dinosaur bone and other colorful stones.

Our blog will hopefully be informative to those interested in specific designs we are working on and educational to consumers looking for more information about the jewelry design and manufacturing process.  This is our first attempt at blogging so please forgive us as we attempt to get things rolling.