Rio Grande Events, Trade Shows & Conferences

Rio Grande is proud to participate in and sponsor many of the industry’s leading conferences, events and trade shows. Be sure to stop by one of our booths to meet with a Rio Grande representative or visit a sponsored event to gain industry experience!  Mark your calendars for a year filled with innovative advancements and creative inspiration.


March 15–17, 2020 • New York, New York

MJSA ExpoMJSA Expo is THE show for professional jewelry makers as it has long been the hub for jewelry manufacturers, designers, and trade suppliers and contractors to connect, establish relationships, and learn about the latest industry trends. From its start in 1968, MJSA Expo has evolved to become the trade show dedicated to the best in jewelry-related tools, equipment, supplies and services—and its still showing the path forward.
While at the show, stop by booth 321 to visit Rio Grande.


Santa Fe Symposium

May 15–17, 2020 • Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Santa Fe SymposiumThe Santa Fe Symposium® pursues innovation across the jewelry industry: technological, operational and experiential. At the Symposium, the industry’s most inquisitive minds come together to present and discuss research, to share expertise, to connect with other professionals—to learn about what’s happening in every corner of this world-wide industry. Make plans now to join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and participate in the 34th Santa Fe Symposium®. Meet and visit with your colleagues and experts from around the world, enjoy four days of knowledge and networking, build new relationships, and take invaluable information, ideas and know-how back to your business.


2019 Saul Bell Design Award Ceremony

May 17, 2020 • Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Saul Bell Design AwardToday, as it has for more than a decade, the Saul Bell Design Award competition both inspires and challenges jewelry designers around the globe. This premier competition recognizes artists whose work challenges traditional perceptions of jewelry design. The Emerging Jewelry Artist categories—open to designers 22 years of age and younger—celebrates the fresh ideas and creative spark of aspiring designers. Two Collection categories celebrate cohesive design families. Winners are announced to the public and celebrated at this invitation-only gala.



May 20–23, 2020 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Society of North American GoldsmithsThe Society of North American Goldsmiths stands for passion and innovative excellence in jewelry, design and metalsmithing. SNAG creates community among industry peers, encourages professional connections, and is a forum for unfettered exchange of information. This conference is not to be missed! While at the show, stop by the Rio Grande booth.



June 2–5, 2020 • Las Vegas, Nevada

The JCK ShowThe JCK Show features more than 2,100 exhibitors, allowing you to discover and analyze the full spectrum of new products and new product line launches on a scale that’s beyond compare. Source the broadest array of gold, silver, diamonds, diamond jewelry, gemstones, platinum, pearls, palladium, timepieces and luxury giftware at just the right time and price points. It is an opportunity to network with more than 19,000 jewelry industry professionals from across the globe, to attend keynote presentations, and to enjoy many different educational sessions. Stop by and see us at booth 52057.