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What's in a name? 

I never know what a piece will look like when I work in wax. I start something and ...it becomes something different. So, is it a rose?

Rose, 1997.

Did you know?

On November 20, 1986, the rose was declared

the United States National Flower by President Ronald Reagan, during a special ceremony hosted at the White House Rose Garden. Among other things, he stated: “More often than any other flower, we hold the rose dear as the symbol of life and love and devotion, of beauty and eternity...” More

Sculpted Jewelry and Accessories


Whimsical designs; art and nature, the source of inspiration.

Available in Argentum, Gold, Sterling Silver, Vermeil... (By Special Order)

The prop: "Kumi himo is Japanese for “gathered threads”.

Kumihimo are colorful braided cords that have been used in a variety of ways in Kyoto culture for over a thousand years. Although the techniques for making these cords originated in China, the cords became popular in Japan and have been used for Shinto rituals, as accessories, and as ornamental features in traditional suits of armor."

Lived in Tokyo, Japan from 1969 ~1972 and attended school there as a teenager. Returned many times over the years to a country that has inspired many a designer... For more info you can visit www.cynthiadillon.com

In Palm Beach, Florida



Two  Salt Cellars inspired on Museum pieces...(and more), designed years ago (2003) for the Shop at Museum Thyssen Bornemisza, (Madrid, Spain); and a Sunflower curio...

"The Diolun Designs [Cynthia Dillon's] 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 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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