As many jewelers, especially goldsmiths, may already know, May has been named “Gold Month.” Being from New Mexico, I usually prefer silver to gold, but I’ve recently become curious about gold and why it’s so timelessly sought after. The more I learn about it, the more intrigued I become…
We know you’d rather concentrate on making jewelry than on buying boxes. In fact, we’ve known a few jewelry makers who completely forgot that they even needed to buy boxes until the day before the show. (Don’t worry! We keep lots in stock, so we’ve got you covered!) We have them in so many colors and sizes, not to mention styles, that a few minutes here might give you some ideas about what to buy for your line…now and in the future.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2013 is the year of the snake, and jewelers are taking a cue from the heavens and incorporating the sensual serpentine form into their spring collections.
Master blacksmith, Steve Joslyn, has been creating unique works of functional art for more than 25 years. Recently he let us in on one of his favorite tools: Gilders Paste! Steve incorporates Gilders Paste into his detailed, whimsical, nature-inspired designs and he generously shared some of his tips and techniques with us.
Rio Grande’s 2013 Tools & Equipment Catalog has officially debuted and its 754 pages are crammed with thousands of must-haves, really-wants and can’t-live-withouts. Aside from the copious amount of meticulously selected, tried-and-tested products, we here at Rio are especially proud to offer a catalog full of tips and tricks that answer common questions and offer helpful hints from our in-house experts.
Every January, we ask fellow jewelers what their favorite jewelry-making purchase was for the previous year. Sometimes, it’s a hammer or a saw; other times it’s an iPad for designing, diamonds for setting, even a ladder for building a new studio. Check out 2012’s list of favorite purchases…and participate in the awesome giveaway!
Rio has gone mobile! Everything you need to shop, search, learn about, and purchase Rio Grande’s products is at your fingertips, no matter which mobile device you use. . .and we have to say, the clean look and fluid shopping is pretty cool! Check it out, right from the device you’re on right now!
Kliar E-Coating is a great way to protect your jewelry with a transparent protective coat, or an easy way to add a splash of color. In today’s post, Ashli Brooke Taylor from Rio’s Tech Team shares quick and easy tricks to give you professional results.
The J-2R casting machines—packed with advanced technology—are affordable, space-conscious, and among the easiest casting systems to set up, use, and maintain. Read on to find out the top ten reasons to treat your business to a brand new J-2R. . .
Today, on The Studio, we’re spotlighting the beautiful work of Jenny Christiansen and her Etsy store, Octavia Bloom.
For hundreds of years, when it came to silver you had two choices: sterling or fine. Pretty simple. But Argentium changed all that. Check out this fascinating video featuring its inventor, Peter Johns, and Rio’s own Kevin Whitmore.
Krista and friends drool over the latest in every kind of technology—plasma welding, hydroforming, automated production systems, gear generations, three-dimensional printing on a massive scale—the list goes on and on! Check out her discoveries at IMTS in Chicago. . .