Jeweler at bench cutting metal

The Future of Jewelry Design Is In Your Hands—and Rio Grande Is at Your Side.

The Rio for Schools program invests in future jewelry professionals worldwide by offering extra savings and specialized support. Whether you're an instructor, educator, new student or lifelong learner, we're here to help you succeed.

Jewelry Schools Directory connects instructors with the next generation of jewelers

Student Benefits


Student using Foredom rotary tool
Jewelry-making tools

Welcome, Jewelry Students!

Picking up a hammer for the first time? Adding specialized techniques to your repertoire? Whatever your goals or experience level, we're here to help you save time and money along the way.

  • Special discounts on nearly everything in our one-stop selection: tools, equipment, metals, findings, stones and more.
  • Flat-rate shipping within the United States.
    • For shipments to the 48 contiguous states, $6.99 UPS Ground up to 10 lbs. $9.99 UPS 2nd Day Air up to 5 lbs.; $17.99 5.01–10 lbs.
    • For shipments to Alaska and Hawaii, $9.99 UPS 2nd Day Air up to 5 lbs.; $17.99 5.01–10 lbs.
  • Specialized support and world-class customer service. Our dedicated team is happy to answer any questions about our products and services, and help you get the most value out of your tools and supplies budget.

Students: Interested in learning more about joining the Rio for Schools program?

Students Only: Complete the information below and one of our representatives will contact you. (*required fields)

Instructor Benefits


Students working in jewlery studio
Student using hammer

Welcome, Jewelry Instructors and Educators!

Save time and money equipping your university studio, high school classroom or community creative space—wherever you teach the art and industry of jewelry-making.

  • Special discounts on nearly everything in our one-stop selection: tools, equipment, metals, findings, stones and more.
  • Flat-rate shipping within the United States.
    • For shipments to the 48 contiguous states, $6.99 UPS Ground up to 10 lbs. $9.99 UPS 2nd Day Air up to 5 lbs.; $17.99 5.01–10 lbs.
    • For shipments to Alaska and Hawaii, $9.99 UPS 2nd Day Air up to 5 lbs.; $17.99 5.01–10 lbs.
  • Specialized support and world-class customer service. Our dedicated team is happy to answer any questions about our products and services, and help you get the most value out of your tools and supplies budget.

Instructors: Interested in learning more about joining the Rio for Schools program?

Instructors only: Complete the information below and one of our representatives will contact you. (*required fields)

Rio For Schools Testimonials

Lauren tobey during jewelry class instruction

Lauren Tobey
Owner & Designer

Meltdown Studio


"Our students and studio members have not only benefitted from special pricing and shipping from the Rio for Schools program, but have had the unique opportunity to receive ongoing technical support from Rio's knowledgable technical support team. Our students have been able to tour the Rio facility and learn more about what goes into Rio Grande's unique mission and structure. As a studio overall, we have been able to outfit our facility with the best tools and equipment, largely due to the Rio for Schools program, and this benefits us all!"

Megan Olguin Jewelry

Megan Olguin
Student

CNM Student – Fuse Makerspace


"The Rio for Schools program has provided great savings while purchasing supplies I need to work in class as well as at home. The staff at Rio is very friendly, fast, and informative. If I have questions on how to achieve a certain look they give me ideas on how to do it and get me the tools I need. With the help of Rio for Schools, I was able to source materials for an entire jewelry set, based on the Fifth Element that is now in the gallery in CNMs library."

Jack Boglioli Jewelry

Jack Boglioli Jewelry
Owner & Designer

CNM Student – Fuse Makerspace


"It seems as though I'm calling Rio Grande all the time, not just to purchase materials at a discounted rate, but also to get their expert advice! They are always knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help me with whatever I need. Thanks to the Rio for Schools program, I've been able to take advantage of my program discounts to afford more of the materials I need to keep creating while I continue on my jewelry journey."