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Rio Grande. A Berkshire Hathaway Company.
A Berkshire Hathaway Company.
July 2012

What’s on your bench right this minute? Each month we present you with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invite readers to submit a picture or two and a description of what’s on their jeweler’s bench right now. Well, this month’s winner, Cuong Abel Sy, has won a $10 credit, and August’s contest has officially begun – show us your stuff for a chance to win!

You asked for it…we’ve got it! Renaissance Wax is here and it’s flying off the shelf. Yvonne M. Padilla loves using Renaissance Wax on her finished BRONZclay™ pieces to seal in the rich color of the bronze. But it’s not limited to just bronze, the wax works on any metal, as well as other materials that need enhanced luster and protection. Check out The Studio today to learn more about this wonderful, versatile stuff!

Have you been looking for a unique way to bring color to your jewelry pieces? On The Studio today, Ashli Brooke Taylor, of Rio’s Tech Support Team, demonstrates one simple way to use the Kliar E-Coating system to add a great punch of color to your jewelry. Kliar E-Coating is a type of nano-ceramic electro coating that is abrasive-resistant and hypoallergenic. Check it out!

Argentium International has implemented a continuous research and development program to better understand the properties of Argentium silver alloys and learn how to optimize these properties for different applications. Today, on The Studio, Charles Allenden tells us about the fascinating evolution of Argentium – more reason to try this exceptional silver alloy.

It’s time for another compilation of Tech Tidbits! Every Tuesday, our Tech Team here at Rio posts juicy little tidbits on Facebook. It’s been way too long since we last shared their tips, tricks, and jewelry trivia on The Studio. Read on to discover some of their latest nuggets of tech gold!

In today’s follow-up post on Rio Grande’s silver supplies—Sustainability of Recycled vs. Mined Silver, Eddie Bell explores mining practices and shares a few examples of mining companies that are behaving in a responsible way.

Do you have a drill press? Because if you don’t, you should! A new tool, especially a drill press, can be intimidating. If you don’t know where to begin or what to do with one, never fear—here’s a handy guide to getting started, plus a few tips on what to do with it once you get going.

Since we added product-review functionality to our website last year, we’ve began to notice something. Sprinkled between the lines of these product reviews were these little gems of praise. Praise about us, our company, our service, our support. What can we say? We loved it! Customers were eager to tell us what they thought about Rio, and we knew it would only benefit our customers even more to listen to the good, the bad and the cuddly warm fuzzies about RIO. So we’ve made it easy for customers to review us – read on to learn more!

Our customers ask us pretty regularly about the origin of our silver products and are interested in knowing how much of our silver material is recycled and how much comes directly from a mine. In today’s post, Eddie Bell shares his wisdom on the subject!

Matthew Davis’ Etsy Store, Pantera Pens, features stunning hand-crafted pens and sterling silver jewelry. Take a look at why Pantera Pens is an Etsy Store We Love!

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