This year, in the tragic wake of destruction that Hurricane Sandy left behind, the good people of CERF+ (the Craft Emergency Relief Fund) have been making great strides in helping artists, arts organizations, and other affected creatives get back on their feet. Read on to learn h[...]
What better way to start 2013 than by joining us right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, taking any combination of awesome jewelry-making workshops, taught by world-renowned, talented, groovy-cool instructors, touring our huge solar-powered building and taking a peek behind the sc[...]
The 2013 Saul Bell Design Award call-for entries campaign was kicked-off months ago, and just last week, a panel of discerning and impressive first-round judges gathered at Albuquerque's historic Hotel Andaluz to spend an entire day scrutinizing hundreds of entries, conferring wi[...]
We love social media! Whether it’s pictures of our classes on Facebook or chatting with artists and jewelers on Twitter, there are so many great ways to keep in touch with all of you. Lately, we've been playing in Pinterest an awful lot. It’s a fun spot to discover and share [...]
Did the stork arrive at your doorstep yet? You know, the mythical bird bringing the bouncing bundle of joy that is the 2013 Gems & Findings/Display & Packaging catalog? Okay, perhaps the latest Rio catalog is not your baby, but it surely is ours. After seven months of production,[...]
Do you have your finger on Rio Grande's social media pulse? If not, you may want to tune in! We actively post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course to The Studio -- Rio's Blog! We're constantly sharing tips, tricks, inspiration, AND best of all, we love to host contests[...]
One question we’re often asked is where our gemstones come from, so I thought Rio Grande customers might like to know about an initiative we have been pursuing: buying gemstones from reputable firms and ensuring the production of those stones causes no human suffering. Here’s[...]
Rio is honored to now host the PMC Guild’s website. If you’ve never checked out all the irreplaceable information and inspiration PMC Guild has offered over the last fifteen years, now is the time!
You asked for it, you got it: Rio takes PayPal! We wanted to do whatever we could to make it easier for you to shop with us, and now you and every other jeweler worldwide can use PayPal for your tools, supplies, and more!
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! Cust[...]