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2017 Santa Fe Symposium® Sponsors
Please join us in thanking the sponsors of our 2017 Santa Fe Symposium®! Each year, their generous support of the Symposium and the jewelry industry in which we all work makes this unique conference possible.
Rio Grande, Inc. provides more than 30,000 innovative products, legendary customer service and expert know-how to jewelers, metalsmiths and artisans. Now a Berkshire Hathaway company, Rio Grande was established by Saul Bell in 1944 and is one of the largest jewelry industry suppliers in the world.
GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. The Institute fulfills its nonprofit mission through education, laboratory services, research, and instrument development. GIA created the 4Cs and the GIA international Diamond Grading System™, and continues to set worldwide standards for unbiased gemstone grading and identification.
GIA’s Graduate Jeweler diploma program delivers traditional and technologically advanced skills for hands-on jewelry-making. The Jewelry Design & Technology diploma program offers training in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) modeling, jewelry design, engineering, and manufacturing. The globally-recognized Graduate Gemologist diploma program gives you the comprehensive knowledge of diamonds and colored stones you need to succeed in the jewelry business. Learn more about GIA diploma programs, lab classes and online eLearning at GIA.edu.
Hoover & Strong
Hoover & Strong offers the largest findings selection in the jewelry industry, with over 70 shank styles and more than 100 setting styles available. Add to that an extensive collection of mill products, as well as refining and custom casting services and you’ve got a manufacturer that can really make it happen for you!
Johnson Matthey has a world of experience and a wealth of history. It is the leading responsible supplier and refiner of platinum and palladium.
Richline Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. since 2007, is the USA’s foremost, financially-strong Jewelry Manufacturer, Distributor and Marketer. Richline Group’s mission, One Vision, One Goal, One Team, denotes the establishment of an integrated corporate branding, manufacturing and distribution strategy. Richline Group is the corporate platform providing financial, operational, and marketing support to each of our four independent strategic business units. The Richline Group is comprised of: LeachGarner, Richline Brands, Rio Grande and Inverness Corporation. Our renowned, consumer brands include Honora, Charmed Memories, EternaGold and numerous others. From alloy production to the creation of internationally recognized consumer jewelry brands, Richline Group is a worldwide, vertically-integrated presence throughout the jewelry supply chain. Through strict adherence to responsible sourcing, oversight, and compliance, we’re dedicated to leveraging this unique position by bringing innovation and full-service solutions to our partners, while benefiting all of our stakeholders through the Richline Responsible oath.
Progold S.p.A is specialized in the production of alloys, master alloys and solder pastes for jewellery industry. Moreover we are proud to be one of the pioneers in the 3D metal printing technology and to provide the first service for 3D printing of precious metals, Progol3D™. Our internal R&D department works to offer a technologically innovative and quality-warranted product to enhance gold and silver processing, thus avoiding the most common production drawbacks. Progold’s exclusive knowledge and professionalism are at disposal for any customer requirements.
The Armbrust Family Foundation was created by Gottlob Armbrust, founder of the Armbrust Chain Company. It supports worthwhile non-profit organizations through annual donations. The foundation's contributions to the Santa Fe Symposium scholarship program are made in honor of its founder whose life was dedicated to the jewelry industry through the manufacture of jewelry chain.
Orion Welders manufactures innovative, powerful, and easy-to-use micro welding solutions. The Orion Pulse Arc & Laser welders offer power and precision and are ideal for a variety of applications including retipping prongs, resizing rings, closing links, filling porosity, welding dissimilar metals, repairing eyeglasses, and many other manufacturing and repair jobs.
Pepetools, Inc. - USA
Pepetools, INC - USA is a leading manufacturer of tools and equipment used by jewelers throughout the world. Pepetools is proud to manufacture rolling mills, guillotine shears, plating equipment, and more all in the United States.
Solidscape®, Inc. is changing the way parts are made with a simple click – one industry at a time. Founded in 1994Solidscape designs, manufactures and markets high precision 3D printers for manufacturing of solid objects designed in CAD. The resulting 3D printed objects are wax patterns ideal for lost wax investment casting and mold making applications. These patterns provide the industry’s highest standards in surface finish, accuracy and material castability while eliminating the need for post-processing. Today, more than 5,000 Solidscape high precision 3D printers are operating in over 80 countries for the manufacturing of jewelry, consumer electronics, biomedical products, orthopedics, dental prosthesis, orthodontic appliances, toys, video games, sporting goods and power generation applications.
Red Sky Plating
Red Sky Plating was founded in 1975 and is a market leader in surface-finishing services and provides high-quality electroplating and metal-finishing services to jewelry manufacturers.
LeachGarner is a global precious metals solutions provider. We have been designing, fabricating and distributing precious metal alloys, mill products and components to the jewelry industry for over 100 years. Headquartered in Attleboro, MA USA, LeachGarner has sales, distribution and manufacturing facilities in the US, Hong Kong, China, India, Italy and Israel.
United® Precious Metal Refining, Inc.
United PMR is a global supplier of master alloys for the manufacturing of Gold, Silver, Platinum & Palladium jewelry. United PMR is also a primary refiner specializing in processing all types of materials from scrap to bench grindings and sweeps. The combination of their innovative master alloys, expertise in refining, and over 25 years of industry experience, it’s no wonder our customers refer to us as “Simply the Best.
Arbe Machine Mfg., Inc.
Arbe Machine Mfg., Inc. is a family owned and operated business since 1975 and is America’s leading manufacturer of jeweler’s casting, polishing, plating and finishing equipment. We are committed to providing the professional jeweler the highest quality equipment, made in the USA, along with personalized customer service.
Bonny Doon provides the finest-built, precision-engineered hydraulic presses and tooling for jewelers since 1990. Located in Taos, New Mexico, Bonny Doon offers several presses along with a line of specialized tooling, accessories and consumables. It remains the world’s premier manufacturer of hydraulic presses for jewelry makers, metalsmiths and artists.
Platinum Guild International, USA
Platinum Guild International, USA is dedicated to promoting platinum and its pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade. PGI has offices in the US, China, Japan, India and London, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry.
Intercept Silver & Jewelry Care Co.
Intercept Silver & Jewelry Care Co. is trusted by NASA, the Guggenheim Museum, and jewelry manufacturers, retailers, and consumers worldwide for tarnish and corrosion prevention.
GSM Metals, Inc.
GSM is a manufacturer of precious metal alloys, mill products and precision engineered precious metal jewelry. Major products are manufactured from simple to sophisticated alloys of silver, gold, and platinum. GSM specializes in raw materials and components that are difficult to manufacture, while requiring precise tolerances. GSM services a premier clientbase that is comprised of leaders in the Jewelry, Aerospace, Electronics, Automotive, Coinage, Musical Arts industries. One of GSM’s most significant strengths is that all products, from each of these different business segments, are manufactured on the same equipment. This scenario provides security in that the overallbusiness is less susceptible to swift economic change. GSM leverages its technologies and competencies to service and grow this customer base.
Usines Metallugiques De Vallorbe
Founded in 1899,Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe boasts over one hundred years of expertise. Our high-quality precision tools are manufactured in the heart of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland, and have won praise throughout the world from the most exacting of jewelers.
Sold in more than 80 countries, Vallorbe® files and precision tools cover a large number of applications such as engraving, setting, bevelling and polishing. More information on:
Flow Science’s metal casting software, FLOW-3D Cast, allows engineers to explore and optimize foundry design concepts quickly and efficiently. A wide spectrum of foundry processes can be modeled and optimized using FLOW-3D Cast. In the jewelry industry, where perfection is key, FLOW-3D Cast’s highly accurate filling and solidification simulations predict critical casting defects including surface oxides, air entrainment, shrinkage, and porosity. Flow Science’s team of highly experienced technical support engineers prides itself on offering comprehensive training as well as same day, expert support by phone, email and live chat for the metal casting industry.
A3DM Technologies performs advanced research and development for Additive Manufacturing systems. Our spherical refractory metal powders, including most Platinum Group Metals, are manufactured by a unique RF Plasma process and are available in alloys for the luxury, medical, and aerospace markets.
John C. Nordt
John C. Nordt is a supplier of premium quality precious metals for bridal rings, jewelry and industrial applications. Vacuum-melting plus its exclusive FusionForged® technology and precision CNC machining combine to transform alloys into precision seamless tubing, wire and shapes with optimized properties for products ranging from wedding bands to rocket nozzles.
Friedrich Dick GmbH & Co. KG
Friedrich Dick GmbH & Co. KG has specialized in precision Swiss pattern files since 1778. Their line of quality tools is an essential of the European jewelry trade and is valued by watchmakers, tool makers, goldsmiths and engravers.
Legor Group, which specializes in creating advanced alloys, is a worldwide leader in the production of master alloys and plating solutions for the goldsmith and silversmith industry. The company includes four divisions: Master Alloy, Plating, Brazing and Machinery and Tools.
Au Enterprises was formed in 1987 and has become a leading private label manufacturer servicing all tiers of the jewelry trade. We utilize a wide variety of manufacturing techniques including CAD/CAM, Casting and Die striking. All support machining is done internally in an 8000 square foot facility. All products are proudly made in our Berkley Michigan facility with responsibly sourced materials.
Techform is an industry leader in the casting of high temperature metals and possesses a unique process for the casting of platinum group metals. Using a ceramic shell system derived from the medical and aerospace industries, TechForm provides superior quality platinum and palladium castings for the jewelry, fine art, medical, and aerospace markets.
Manufacturing Engineer - Retired - Rio Grande a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America provides the resources and support necessary for U.S.-based jewelry designers, manufacturers and suppliers to compete successfully. It is the publisher of the monthly trade magazine MJSA Journal and presenter of MJSA Expo New York.
World Gold Council
World Gold Council is a non-profit association funded by gold producers worldwide. The World Gold Council promotes the market for gold and maintains offices in major markets around the world.