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2016 Santa Fe Symposium® Sponsors

Please join us in thanking the sponsors of our 2016 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

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! 


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.



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. 


Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey has a world of experience and a wealth of history. It is the leading responsible supplier and refiner of platinum and palladium. 

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. 

Allurametals, Inc

Allurametals is a full service precious metals supplier based in the Los Angeles area with offices and facilities around the world. Allurametals manufactures and distributes a complete line of gold, silver and platinum products. It is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products at competitive prices with a level of technical service unmatched in the industry.

Flow Science

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.



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. 


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.

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.  

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. 

Proto Products & JETT Research


Mitsubishi Materials

Mitsubishi Materials developed Precious Metal Clay® (PMC) in the early 1990s. Mitsubishi Materials Trading Corp, a subsidiary of them, has taken over the PMC business since 2014.

Bonny Doon

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. 

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. 


Kerr provides the lost-wax casting industries with the highest quality and innovative products since 1891. 


Stuller was founded by Matt Stuller in 1970. From its manufacturing and administrative headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana, Stuller provides JUST IN TIME delivery of more than 200,000 different items to more than 40,000 jewelry professionals throughout the world. 


Riacetech Srl is based in Arezzo, Italy and it was constituted in 2006. Riacetech creates innovative wax injectors which are fully controlled and programmable. 

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. 

Emkay International

Emkay International is a leader in the colored gemstone industry. Emkay proudly offers superior customer service, depth of inventory and innovative cutting styles. 

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. 

Legor Group

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. 

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. 

AU Enterprises

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. 


Established in 1922, Foredom Electric Co. of Bethel, CT, has maintained continuous manufacturing operations in Connecticut since 1955. Foredom is the leading manufacturer of flexible shaft rotary power tools in the world. From its flagship line of flexible shaft machines, to specialized motors, handpieces, attachments, and accessories, Foredom tools set the standard for quality, power and performance. 

Consorzio Prometeo

Consorzio Prometeo is a public/private organization focused on supporting the improvement of the jewelry industry, offering analysis, technical aids and professional training.


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.