Rio Grande stands by its products with a free returns policy. If you're not completely satisfied with any product purchased from us, return it. We will handle your return upon receipt within 5 business days.


Please Note:

  • We offer an online return process that includes a prepaid return shipping label for domestic customers. Visit our Returns online page for detailed information.

  • We do not accept returns postmarked more than 180 days after the invoice date.

  • Hazardous items, special-order items, custom-made items, physically altered items and partially used packages are not returnable.

  • We reserve the right to refuse merchandise that is returned after the 30-day warranty period or to charge additional restocking fees based on the original invoice date.


Hazardous materials

Subject to Department of Transportation rules and regulations, Rio Grande cannot accept or process returns for hazardous materials. When we receive returns containing hazardous material, a specialist properly disposes of the material and no refund is processed.


Precious metal milled materials, casting grain and precious metal clay

For returns postmarked within 10 days of the invoice date, we will refund or issue a Rio Grande credit based on the invoice price. For returns postmarked more than 10 days after the invoice date, we will charge a 15% restocking fee and issue a Rio Grande credit only.


Findings, tools, equipment and display items 

For returns postmarked within 30 days of the invoice date, we will issue a full refund or Rio Grande credit based on the invoice price. For returns postmarked more than 30 days after the invoice date, we will charge a 10% restocking fee and issue a Rio Grande credit only.


Exchanges and replacements

We consider an exchange to involve comparable items. If you receive an item that is defective or damaged and would like to exchange it for the same item, we will pay for shipping. If you return an item and request a different item a new order is generated and normal shipping costs will apply.


Send your return items to:


Rio Grande

Attention: Returns Department

7500 Bluewater Rd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87121 USA


Please fill out the back of your invoice and include the bottom portion for each return. Also indicate if you prefer the credit to be issued to your original method of payment or to your Rio account. Orders placed through PayPal will be refunded as a credit to your Rio Grande account.


International Returns

These policies apply to domestic customers only. You can see our international returns policy here.