Jeweler at the Bench

Welcome to the Rio Grande Resource Center!

Being a jeweler is a never-ending journey. Whether you’re perched at the bench for the first time or you’ve been there for decades, there’s always something new to learn. This is your source for jewelry-making videos, articles, charts, inspiring stories and more. We’re always adding new content. Bookmark this page and check back often!


How to Resize a Ring

Learn how to resize metal rings safely and effectively. Read More

Made by Rio Grande

Rio Grande manufacture nearly 5,000 findings, tools and equipment products at our solar-powered ... Read More

Six Ways to Incorporate Gold Into Your Jewelry

Explore six easy ways to incorporate gold accents into your jewelry. Read More

How to Select a Rolling Mill for Jewelry Making

Learn about the different types of jeweler’s rolling mills, the techniques they can be used for, ... Read More

New in the Resource Center

Neutec®: Creative Technology for Jewelers

Learn how jeweler-designed Neutec® machines deliver dependable, repeatable results. Read More

Guide to Jewelry Plating

Learn about adding electroplating to your studio and how to select which plating system meets your ... Read More

Understanding Metal Hardness

Learn to use the correct hardness of sheet and wire metals for your jewelry-making techniques. Read More

Bill Fretz’s Guide to Hammer Textures

Learn how to create a variety of hammered textures using Fretz hammers from Bill Fretz. Read More