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Rio’s Reimagined Podcast: For the Love of Jewelers

Meet Ben Claus—grand prize winner of For the Love of Jewelers 2023 Fall Design Challenge.

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New Year. New Hosts. New Podcast.
For the Love of Jewelers is a podcast and a community that celebrates the stories of jewelers and artisans. We’re devoted to building upon a history of educational, empowering and entertaining conversations with guests from every facet of the industry. Paving the way for seasoned, informative and advice-driven conversations with their wealth of expertise, Rio’s podcast is now hosted by members of the Rio Grande Jewelry Tech Team.
 
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2023 For the Love of Jewelers Fall Design Challenge Winner

Kicking off season five, Benjamin Claus—winner of the 2023 FTLOJ Fall Design Challenge—chats with co-hosts Shane Hendren and Paulene Everett. They discuss the concept and inspiration behind Ben’s prizewinning creation, Divine Feminine Rising, and how it became a work of respect, patience and passion. Tune in to learn more about his creative outlook, path to becoming a masterful jeweler and the value of taking risks on the journey to self-actualization.
 
Made Possible by Sunstone
We’re grateful to the sponsor of Rio’s Fall Design Challenge grand prize, Sunstone Welders! A leader in high-tech micro-weld engineering, Sunstone technology is used by top manufacturing companies spanning multiple industries. We’re proud to offer their expertly calibrated machines like the Orion PJ and 200i pulse-arc welding system, to the jewelry industry.
 
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2023 FTLOF Design Challenge Winner Benjamin Claus

To listen to Ben’s episode of For the Love of Jewelers podcast, click here or search “podcast” at riogrande.com

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