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What’s New? Jewelry News on Rio Grande’s Twitter Page

Mar 17, 2014
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Did you know that every day of the week, Rio Grande’s Twitter page is abuzz with jewelry industry news and Rio Grande updates? Your life is busy, so we want to make it simple for you to find interesting and relevant information in ONE place. Our Twitter feed delivers up-to-date news on the jewelry world and on the hottest Rio Grande products.

We post news articles from trusted sources in the industry such as JCK, National Jeweler, and The Luxe Report. You’ll also find tweets linking to the latest posts here on The Studio, as well as new 5-Star reviews of our products.

Here’s how you can sign up for our Twitter feed. Click on this link to get to our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/RioGrande1944. Click "Follow," and VOILA, you'll see our posts in your Twitter feed.

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Here’s an example of a news item from JCK that we tweeted last Friday:

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We post daily precious metal markets on our feed. You can rely on those:

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And, we post our latest 5-star reviews so that you can be aware of some great choices for your jewelry bench:

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We tweet other news-worthy information, such as great deals on open-box items in our Rio Grande Outlet, or updates on who won our Facebook or G+ Banner contest. For example, we figured you would appreciate knowing this, if you’re in the market for a micro lathe:

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We always welcome your suggestions, so if there are things that you would like to see on our Twitter page, please let us know. And, if you have any questions about using Twitter, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment right here at The Studio!

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An Ethics Award for Rio Grande: One Employee’s Real-Life Tale

Feb 12, 2014
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Here at Rio, we all strive to do business in ways that honor our customers, community, environment, and one another. Saul Bell founded the company back in 1944 as a small family-run business and, though it has grown to have more than 300 employees and is now a proud member of the Berkshire-Hathaway family of companies, the company is still run by members of the Bell family, and it still feels like a family affair. Recently, we were surprised and elated to be recognized by The Samaritan Counseling Center as a recipient of one of its 15th Annual New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards. The award is based on “high standards and exemplary practices,” something Rio Grande strives for every day of the year.

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Rio Grande’s Winter Workshop Series: Today’s Tour of Jewelry Making Classes

Jan 29, 2014
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Today Amy visited several of the bustling classrooms here at Rio Grande’s Winter Workshop. Some participants were quiet and intensely focused on trying new techniques. Others worked in a happy cacophony of clanging and then paused to examine their progress. Rio Grande is wonderful place to be this week—learning and discovery is all around us! Maybe today’s photo tour will get you planning your trip to the Land of Enchantment for next year’s Winter Workshop.

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Rio Grande’s Winter Workshop Series: Catching Fire with Jewelry Designer Dana Schneider

Jan 27, 2014
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Rio Grande Winter Workshop 2014 is underway and we are having so much fun with our guests from around the globe! Today Amy chatted with participant Dana Schneider, a jewelry designer whose name is on the minds of every costume designer in the L.A. film scene. Dana’s creations can be seen in multiple films, on television, and are worn by some of the most famous performers in Hollywood and beyond. Take a look and be inspired by Dana’s fun story, then come back all week as we bring you other highlights from Winter Workshop 2014!

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Welcome to Rio Grande’s Annual Winter Workshop!

Jan 23, 2014
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Rio Grande’s annual Winter Workshop starts this Sunday, and we are busy setting up benches, cameras for close-ups of instructors’ work, Foredom® flex shafts, anvils, 3DESIGN® software–you name it! Follow our excitement this week as we bring you highlights of this GREAT event where participants hone their skills with some of the very best teachers in the industry, mingle and crowd around workbenches in the demonstration area, exchange jewelry-making experiences and tips, bond with each other over wonderful meals, and get a behind-the-scenes look at Rio’s facilities.

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Inside Rio: A Few of Rio Grande’s Favorite Customer Service Superstars

Jan 14, 2014
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Our Rio Superstars posts usually focus on the many talented jewelers who work on our technical support team. This week, we thought we would visit a different part of Rio and introduce you to just a few of the superstars from our customer service teams. First-rate customer service is one of the things we pride ourselves on here at Rio, so we are thrilled to introduce you to the people who make it all happen.

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2014 Saul Bell Design Award Competition Gala Awards Dinner: Coming to Albuquerque in May!

Dec 16, 2013
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The Saul Bell Design Award Gala celebration will happen right here in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, in May of 2014. And the timing is excellent! The celebration will take place in conjunction with one of the most prestigious and mind-expanding events in our industry—The Santa Fe Symposium!

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Rio Grande is People: A Glimpse of Rio

Dec 12, 2013
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Bernadette Bennett

From really big process and system changes to the tiniest details, there’s usually more than one person involved in the decisions around here. We like to call it “whole brain thinking.” Oftentimes, when someone has a good idea, we gather a team to brainstorm it. During one such recent brainstorm, someone had the great idea to create a video that shares a glimpse of the people here and their experiences. Take a look inside Rio!

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Rio Superstar: Extraordinary Metalsmith, Gifted Teacher, and Resident Movie Star Mark Nelson

Aug 19, 2013
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Mark Nelson is one of Rio Grande’s most recognizable faces. Beyond being an extraordinary jeweler in his own right, he is one of our most sought-after instructors, the star of many of Rio Grande’s instructional videos (including the top-rated soldering series), and an all around great guy to work with. Check out The Studio today to learn more about this talented member of our team!

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Rio Grande is Installing a System Upgrade!

Aug 16, 2013
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Rio Grande will be upgrading its system software soon. What will this mean to you? Read on and find out. One thing you can count on, though, we’re doing it to help keep everything humming along for you and your jewelry-making business!

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