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Rio Grande Events, Trade Shows & Conferences

Join Rio Grande at the jewelry industry's best trade shows, conferences and educational opportunities! From the innovative (Santa Fe Symposium, MJSA) to the inspiring (SNAG, Saul Bell Design Award) to the enriching (Bead and Button, Rio Grande's Workshop Series), your year is bound to be inspiring!

Rio Grande's Winter Workshop Series

January 25–30, 2015 • Albuquerque, New Mexico

What better way to start 2015 than at Rio Grande's Winter Workshop Series? Experience Rio firsthand while you learn jewelry making from the industry's top instructors. It's a week full of educational opportunities where you can sign up for several classes and indulge your craving for learning! While you're in Albuquerque, tour Rio's 180,000 square foot solar-powered facility, and discover the latest and greatest jewelry making tools in the demo area. Over the course of several days, immerse yourself in this invigorating educational environment, then return to your studio fired up and ready to get back to the bench.
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March 8–10, 2015 • New York, New York

The MJSA Expo is the largest and oldest show dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. Every spring, thousands of buyers fill its aisles and connect with the industry's finest suppliers and service providers. They can also find renowned experts within easy reach, thanks to Expo's world-class seminar program.


April 20–23, 2015 • Boston, Massachusetts

The Society of North American Goldsmiths stands for passion, innovation and excellence in jewelry, design and metalsmithing. SNAG creates community, professional connections, and the unfettered exchange of information. Not to be missed!

2014 Saul Bell Design Award Ceremony

May 17, 2015 • Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Saul Bell Design Award competition has both inspired and challenged jewelry designers around the globe for more than a decade. This premier competition recognizes artists whose work challenges traditional perceptions of jewelry design. The Emerging Jewelry Artist category, open to designers 21 years of age and younger, celebrates the fresh ideas and creative spark of young, aspiring designers.Winners are announced to the public and celebrated at an invitation-only gala.

Santa Fe Symposium

May 17–20, 2015 • Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Santa Fe Symposium® stands as the premier conference for jewelry manufacturing technology. At the Symposium, speakers from around the world present their research, experiences and expertise. Join us in discussing progressive technological issues relevant to your business. Focus on the science behind the processes constantly revolutionizing the jewelry industry. Allow yourself to be surrounded by jewelry professionals who, like you, appreciate the "how," "why" and "what if" of jewelry.


May 30–June 2, 2015 • Las Vegas, Nevada

The JCK Show features over 3,100 exhibitors, giving you the chance to discover and compare the full spectrum of new products and new product line launches you won't see anywhere else. Source the broadest array of gold, silver, diamonds, diamond jewelry, gemstones, platinum, pearls, palladium, timepieces and luxury giftware at just the right time and price points. Plus network with over 20,000 jewelry industry professionals from across the globe, attend keynote presentations and enjoy over 35 educational sessions

Bead and Button Show

June 5–7, 2015 • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Welcome to the community of bead stringing! Bead and Button is the largest bead show in the country, boasting hundreds of classes (yes, hundreds!), hundreds of vendors, and thousands of bead fanatics!

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