Before taking on the mantle as the owner at Rissin's Jewelry Clinic, Joseph Rissin had first joined the jewelry industry due to a passion to following in his father's footsteps as a master engraver. Throughout his life, he enjoyed working with metal, taking classes in high school and designing intricate pieces that won him accolades such as the Ford Foundation Award.
After high school, Joseph Rissin decided to study at the Bradley University, taking classes in horology, engraving, stone setting, and jewelry making. In addition to his other classes, he also attended the Mechanics Institute for Designing and the Gemological Institute of America. Joseph continued his journey of education by serving Anton Kun, one of the finest jewelers in the country, as an apprentice. His apprenticeships didn't stop there, as he soon worked as an apprentice and model maker with Jerome I. Silverman.
After he had gained the skills he needed to take the next step, Joseph decided he would join his father in the jewelry industry. When his father passed away, he continued to run the business himself, repairing and designing jewelry. Joe is also the inventor and patent holder of the "Earquilizer," and an originator of the "Texas Stud Back" which is used on a post-back earring. These two, very special products help to properly support earrings.