During a recent tour of our robust manufacturing area, I saw the clockwork of ingenious engineering and witnessed the progression from raw form to finished product. The tour opened my eyes to the abundance of products we sell that are created from start to finish—right here in [...]
Last week the PMC Guild hosted the 6th bi-annual conference celebrating all things metal clay. And what a week it was! Classes, demos and seminars were just some of the great activities enjoyed by conference attendees, including our own Yvonne M. Padilla!
Laser welders, gold testers, GRS engraving equipment, rapid prototyping machines—JCK is like Christmas in June for those interested in the latest in jewelry tools and technology, and we are honored to be a part of it. Join us in The Studio today to learn about some of our favor[...]
On The Studio today: We recently read that a diamond-grading lab reported getting over 600 synthetic diamonds without disclosure. You may or may not have heard something about this yourself but, either way, I urge you to read about it now. Diamonds are the life-blood for many jew[...]
Learn about our local New Mexico Jewelers Association (NMJA) on their new website!
Rio Grande’s Wellness Program has been so successful, that the New Mexico Business Weekly recently named us the winner of New Mexico’s Healthiest Employers for the second year in a row! On top of a 5K every season, Rio offers health fairs, an on-site gym, monthly wellness cla[...]
I’m just recovering from the three-day whirlwind that is MJSA Expo New York, the annual trade show for jewelry makers and designers. It’s hard to capture in a single blog post what makes Expo so very special, but I’m going to try! As director of public affairs for MJSA, I h[...]
Rio Grande is proud to once again be a sponsor of the MJSA Expo in New York. MJSA is the show dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. We’d like to see you there! Read on to unveil the Top 10 Reasons You Should Go to MJSA. . .
This time of year is all about getting kids outfitted, supplied and registered for the new school year. There’s a lot of excitement, enthusiasm and maybe just a little bit of the jitters when faced with new ideas, new connections and new challenges, but that’s what makes it a[...]
It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! We love an excuse to do some rhyming, and since we didn’t have any snakes to drive out of the building, we encouraged our fellow associates here at Rio to whip up a ditty or two for your reading pleasure. If we are a bit self-indulgent, please forg[...]