Metals


Down to the Wire? Stock Up on Jewelry-Making Fabrication Metals at Rio.

Your best work begins with high-quality jewelry fabrication metals. Whether you’re working with platinum, karat gold, Argentium® silversterling silver, fine silver, nickel, copper, brass, or metal clay, you can find all the jewelry-making metals you need at Rio Grande. We also carry reactive jewelry metals like aluminumniobium and titanium and a variety of specialized metals like mokume gane, gold- and silver-filled. 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 jewelry 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 or you're working exclusively with heavy-gauge metal. 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 precious metal 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 jewelry fabrication metal anywhere else?
At Rio Grande, we stand behind the quality of our jewelry-making precious metals or jewelry-making base 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.  And if you ever need more information, check out our Precious Metals Resource Page.