Jimena Ríos grew up in Mendoza, Argentina, and lives in Buenos Aires. She studied jewelry at the Escola Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona, Spain, and Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School in Florence, Italy. She furthered her education attending workshops by well-known artists, including Iris Eichenberg. In 2013 she founded Taller Eloi in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to teach and organize workshops. She has given lectures about contemporary jewelry history and seminars on narrative jewelry in Argentina and abroad. In 2020, in response to COVID-19, she co-organized the Hand Medal Project.