Welcome to The Studio—it’s a busy place, but there’s always room for one more. Come on in! This is our place to share stories, insights, questions, and ideas with all our friends in the jewelry world.
What might you expect to see in the days ahead?
Inspiration. Some of our contributors are bench jewelers. Some are jewelry designers. All of us are jewelry lovers. And we can’t wait to share with you the kinds of things that get us excited: designs, techniques, artist profiles, and perhaps even the occasional daydream. We’ll be certain to have guest contributors sharing their personal inspirations, as well.
Insight. Rio Grande is truly a unique place to work. We’ll take you behind the scenes here at Rio and share a few of the things that keep us always moving forward. From our history as a family business to our innovative management style to the dedication of our amazing staff, we’ve got stories to share that we hope will arouse your interest and also draw forth your own stories. We’d like to get to know you!
Know-how. The bloggers you’ll meet here are dedicated to sharing their expertise and experience with you. They come from all corners of our family: from our technical support team, from our buyers, from our writing staff, and from our leadership group. They’ve all been champing at the bit to share those little tidbits (that just don’t make it into product specifications and instruction manuals) right here in The Studio.
News. Maybe not your local evening news, but we’ll let you know about items of interest in the jewelry world when they catch our eye. Upcoming and current events and announcements—that sort of thing—and we’ll be sure to share the best sources we know of for the cold, hard facts. And we’re also counting on you to join in and point us in the right direction!
You’ll hear many voices while you’re here. We like to think of it as a chorus that gets better with every voice that’s added. We hope you’ll join our conversations with comments and feedback—let us know what you think, what you’re curious about and what you’d like to see more of.
Rio Grande is above all else a gathering of people. People with stories. People with ideas. People with know-how. And this is where we’ll have a chance to share it all with you. Welcome aboard!