Why is Welsh Gold so special?

Why is Welsh Gold so special?

Well, there are many reasons why.

One is that its history reaches as back as 2000 years, and even back then it was considered one of the most precious things in the world.

It’s been worn by the Royal Family, which makes it even more desirable.

This tradition has endured with Welsh gold rings chosen by their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to seal their love on 19th May 2018 – their wedding day.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on 19th May 2018 on their wedding day.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Facts about Welsh Gold

When mining took place at the Clogau (pronounced clog-eye and translating as “rock-face”) St. David’s Gold Mine in the late 1990s it used to cost over £1000 an ounce to extract.

With no gold mining taking place in Wales today, Welsh gold supplies may eventually run out, making it possibly the rarest gold in the world


Where does Welsh gold come from?

Well, the clue is in the name…

However, Welsh gold originates from a wide stretch of Wales.

From North Wales in a band stretching from Barmouth past Dolgellau and up towards Snowdonia

Miners working at the Dolgellau mine

These areas have been mined on many occasions over the years.

Interesting historical fact: in the south of Wales a small area within the valley of River Cothi in Dolaucothi was actually mined by Romans.


About Clogau jewellery

The Clogau jewellery brand was founded in 1989 with just five pieces of jewellery.

Now, 30 years down the line they continue to celebrate their heritage with customers across the globe.

With over 400 pieces of iconic jewellery all containing rare Welsh gold – identifiable by the Welsh dragon and “Clogau” stamp.

Check out CLOGAU in selected Grace & Co stores, and available online very soon.

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