Last month, I had the opportunity to tour our robust manufacturing area, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I got to hear stories about time-tested machines that are still in use, built long ago by people who still work here and about new machines designed for more precision and better production. I saw the clockwork of ingenious engineering and witnessed the progression from raw form to end product. The tour opened my eyes to the abundance of products we sell that are created from start to finish—in one place. We are proud to offer high-quality products that enable us and our customers to stand in camaraderie with our fellow Americans!
In observance of Independence Day, we decided to ask our buyers to highlight their favorite Rio products that are proudly made in the USA. Here are their top five picks:
Sterling round wire is the jeweler’s workhorse. It’s versatile, precious, and familiar. We also love that it is made from recycled silver! From sterling wire, emerge all sorts of useful products, some as simple as jump rings and some so incredible that only the designing artist could have conceived them. We stock dead-soft and half-hard sterling round wires in all sorts of sizes, from four gauge up to 30 gauge.
Excellent choice—these cutters are reaching celebrity status among customers! A round-shaped set, dearly referred to as Albie, and a heart-shaped set, known as Winnie, reside together in England. Check out their happy owner’s (Becca Williams) blog and read all about them!
Read all of the five-star reviews for the heart-disc cutter set on riogrande.com.
The Swanstrom disc cutter is currently available in five shapes: round, oval, square, rectangle and heart. What we love about these tools is their versatility and their superior quality. They’re easy to use, and they produce clean and precise cuts every time. You can cut out not the whole shape, but also partial shapes, expanding the latitude of creativity and design in your work. Use positioning dies to create washer components and off-center holes.
Naturally corrosion-resistant and abundantly available, aluminum adds an distinctive yet affordable element to any collection. These lovely aluminum findings are lightweight (one-third the weight of steel), durable, beautifully finished, and cost effective. It’s also easy to add color to them using Kliar E-Coating.
Our line of cotton-filled boxes is a favorite because they are made with recycled material, they come in a variety of colors and sizes, and they are a great product to customize using our Hot Foil Stamping service. Also, we always have plenty of stock.
This new high-quality melting furnace is proudly made in the USA and is built to last even in the most demanding shops. Whether you are casting, pouring ingots, or melting your scrap to send to Rio Grande for cash or credit, this unit will do the job time and time again! This furnace is ideal for large- or small-production purposes. It’s also available in a 3kg model.
Did you know that you can easily search for American-made products on our website? Here’s how:
- At riogrande.com click on a category such as “Findings and Finished Jewelry.”
- Refine your results by placing a checkmark into the, “Made in USA” check box.
- And VOILA! See results for all our findings and finished jewelry, proudly made-in-the-USA.