For as long as we can remember, Clogau jewellery has been some of the most sought after of its kind offering an incredible range of breathtaking necklaces, rings, bracelets, charms, earrings and watches that are designed to become precious heirlooms and sentimental everyday accessories. But it isn’t just the brand’s magical heritage, expert craftsmanship and gorgeous designs that makes their pieces so coveted, it is the rare Welsh Gold that adorns each and every piece.
Welsh Gold is considered one of the most sought after metals in the world, coveted by generations of jewellery lovers and collectors alike. Found within the heather-clad hills of Wales, Welsh Gold is used by Clogau to create exceptional handcrafted jewellery and watches. Welsh Gold has also been made famous by our very own Royal family who have used the precious material within their wedding and engagement rings since 1923.
The tradition of using Welsh gold within the wedding rings of the Royal Family has recently been carried into its 95th year with the most recent wedding of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on 19th May 2018. Meghan Markle wears a simple and slim Welsh Gold wedding band beside her breathtakingly beautiful yellow gold trinity engagement ring. Clogau Welsh Gold was also used in the wedding rings of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret in 1960, Princess Anne in 1973 and Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981.
But why is Welsh Gold so coveted? Well, the simple answer is that it is extremely rare. The gold can only be found in two places in Wales, first is in North Wales in a band stretching from Barmouth past Dolgellau and up towards Snowdonia. The second place is in South Wales in a small area in the valley of the River Cothi at Dolaucothi. Since its first discovery back in 75AD when the Romans began panning for gold in the river beds at Dolaucothi, the precious materials has been significantly mined until its sources have become almost diminished.
Today, very little gold mining takes place to help ensure the longevity of the Welsh Gold supplies. This, however, makes the gold incredibly valuable. In order to assist in the sustainability of the Welsh Gold while also ensuring each piece of Clogau jewellery is kept affordable, Clogau only just a very small amount of Welsh Gold in their designs.
There is an incredible selection of Clogau jewellery to choose from with each collection inspired by the beauty of Wales’ history and nature. We particularly love Clogau Tree of Life jewellery which is denotes the beauty of nature and its organic and forever evolving relationship with all life on Earth. We have also been treated to some brand new Clogau jewellery collections this year including the Prince of Wales’ Feathers, Hummingbird, White Peacock and Lotus collections which continue to take inspiration from the brand’s magical home country.
Clogau have also recently revealed a stunning new range of Clogau watches which continue to be crafted from famous Welsh gold alongside other mesmerising materials like mother of pearl, zirconia, diamonds and rose gold. As a leading jewellery brand, they have understood the importance of pairing your jewellery and watch to your outfit, personality and unique style so there are a huge range of Clogau watches to choose from.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Clogau jewellery, where Clogau Gold comes from and how it came to be found, head over to this wonderful article at C W Sellors to learn more. If you want to discover all the latest Clogau jewellery and watch collections and order your own, click here.