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 Saw More Successfully

Know how to go about your sawing tasks so to ensure the best possible results with these hints for ... Read More

Stone-Setting Tips and Tricks with Blaine Lewis

New Approach School for Jewelers founder Blaine Lewis shares some of his favorite tricks and tool ... Read More

What Can You Do with a PulsePoint Laser Welder?

In this video, get a quick overview of the challenging tasks made simple—and fast—by a PulsePoint™ ... Read More

Buffs and Compounds Selection Guide

Use this handy guide to help you select the most effective combination of buff and compound for ... Read More

New in the Resource Center

Gemstone Journeys: From the Mine to Your Bench

Our goal is to make the origins of our gemstones as transparent as possible. Learn each step a ... Read More

Neutec® Casting Equipment At-A-Glance

This is a convenient side-by-side comparison chart to offer you a quick look at the Neutec casting ... Read More

An Overview of Bonny Doon Urethane Products

In this video, Bonny Doon engineers Phil Poirier and Brooke Barlow explain the differences among ... Read More

How to Generate Toolpaths Using the Nomad’s MeshCAM Software

Learn how to use MeshCAM software to create toolpaths from both a 3D CAD file and a JPG picture ... Read More