You have the idea, you have the design and you have the tools. Now, your best work begins with high-quality fabrication metals. Whether you’re working with platinum, karat gold, sterling silver, fine silver, nickel, copper, brass, or precious metal clay, you can find all the jewelry-making metals you need at Rio. We also carry a variety of more specialized metals like mokume gane, niobium and titanium, gold- and silver-filled, and a full selection of Argentium® Silver. Whatever metal type you choose to work with, Rio Grande offers the most choices of sheet, wire, tubing, specialty shapes and casting grain available. We also have a great selection of solder available in sheet, wire, paste and chip form.
We maintain extensive metal inventories, so chances are high that the material you need is in stock and, as long as you get that order in before 4:30 p.m. MT, it will ship the day you order. Our jewelry-making fabrication metals are stocked in convenient ready-to-use sizes or can be cut to order to your exact specifications. Maybe you need a little bit of square wire and a lot of round wire; with Rio, you can order exactly what you need with very low or no minimums. The same goes for casting grains and master alloys, which you can order by the ounce, pennyweight, or pound. We buy our precious metal in very high volumes from the mills, which means we get great pricing that we pass along to you. And speaking of volume discounts, did you know you can combine different materials made of the same metal to reach the best price breaks in your order? Why order metal anywhere else?
At Rio, we stand behind the quality of our jewelry-making metals, and we also stand behind the quality of the conditions under which our metal is produced. That’s why we are a proud member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and undergo regular third-party audits that certify that our practices, along with our suppliers meet their high level of standards. So when we sell recycled silver metals and recycled gold metals, which is the majority of what we stock, we are confident that it is what we say it is. Rio Grande is focused on supporting the sustainability of these materials and helping to ensure it far into the future. So, no matter what you need or when you need it, Rio is your one-stop shop for all your metal needs.