Rio Grande Difference

The Rio Difference

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For jewelers, By Jewelers

A spark of creativity is all it takes for you to devote your life to the world of jewelry, and Rio Grande shares your passion. Our in-house experts source the best jewelry-making products, our customer service agents can help you select products based on the type of work you do, and the Rio Grande Jewelry Tech Team is here for your most challenging jewelry-making and manufacturing questions. That is the Rio Difference.

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Jeweler-Approved Products

We know you have lots of choices to make as a jeweler. To make your shopping easier, our in-house experts have hand selected every product in the Rio Difference line. These are the products we recommend for the best performance, reliability and price. They’re the products we rely on in our own manufacturing processes and the ones our in-house jewelers count on. When you purchase a Rio Difference product, you can trust you’re investing in the best.

Jewelry Experts at Your Service

Whether you are just beginning your jewelry-making journey or you have been a manufacturer for decades, our in-house experts can help you take your career to the next level. You have access to the Rio Grande Jewelry Tech Team, a league of jewelry superheroes, for your most challenging jewelry-making questions. In addition to the experts on the Jewelry Tech team, every new associate takes jewelry fundamental classes, where they get hands-on experience using the tools, equipment and materials you depend on. When you call Rio Grande, you can be sure you’re talking to someone with hands-on experience.

 
Kevin Whitmore

Kevin Whitmore

Precious Materials Team
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Cathy Contreras

Cathy Contreras

RioPro Team
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Shannon Demoulin

Shannon Demoulin

Gemstone Team
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Shane Hendren

Shane Hendren

Jewelry Tech Team
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Our in-house experts have identified the best jewelry-making products Rio Grande carries. Each of these items have been marked with the Rio Difference icon. Shop the entire selection of Rio Difference products below or look for the icon (shown left) on product pages.

Our Favorite Rio Difference Products

Shop our favorite items in the Rio Difference product line below.

 
A pair of Swansgtrom pliers

Swanstrom Pliers

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The Bonny Doon 20-Ton Classic Hydraulic Press

Bonny Doon

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