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Sculpted Jewelry and Accessories

One by One...

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Silver Pendants Menagerie

www.cynthiadillon.com ~ www.diolundesigns.com

In Palm Beach



The Brooches Of Madeleine Albright

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These two Bird Brooches were presented to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by the American Friends of the Czech Republic at a Gala in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington D.C. on May 16, 2017. (My sister, Barbara Dillon Hillas, was in attendance). On another note, my sister also helped organize a meeting between then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, under President Clinton, and Desmond Tutu, while in South Africa. R.I.P Secretary Albright.

Read my Pins... the Collection of Secretary Albright at the State Department.

The Making Of A Beautiful Necklace

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Our necklace in Sterling Silver shows a beautiful 15.8 "Mali Green Garnet" in all its splendor and

nested in an 18 KT Gold basket (made with CAD program) reflecting its color on the Sterling Silver freeform flower. The "Leaves" Chain is in Sterling Silver.

A one-of-a-kind necklace to be worn... night and day...

"The Diolun Designs items that my sister has created are all done using what is called the Greek/Roman Lost Wax method of casting, meaning that you sculpt the piece by carving it in wax, which is then used to create a rubber mold.

The wax melts, hence the “lost” in the name of the method. Once you have the rubber mold, you pour the noble metals, which become an individual one-of-a-kind piece. Once the piece comes out of the mold, you must polish it and finish it…one by one. Therefore, no one piece is exactly the same as another, because the jewelry is not machine stamped, the way most jewelry is done today. It is an artistically laborious process and a labor of love.

What all this means is that each item in Diolun's [Cynthia Dillon's] collections have their own lines, curves, nuances and the like, which make each individual piece totally and truly unique. It is not like precision/laser copying done with a machine that might take a flower and go through its contours and reproduce it exactly the same. My sister sculpts by hand, not by precision machinery." ~ Barbara Dillon Hillas. (More)


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These photos show some of the waxes, made by hand, for the cuff bracelets and other pieces...

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Cynthia Dillon at The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at The Breakers, September 18, 2018.

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