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Clogau

Every piece we create contains rare Welsh gold - the Gold of Royalty for over 100 years.Clogau is a second generation family business based in Wales. For over 25 years, our growing range of jewellery has captured the hearts and imaginations of jewellery lovers.

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In 1989 a local man named William Roberts made a very unexpected and exciting discovery - an abandoned gold mine in the mountains of Snowdonia.

This was the Clogau St. David's mine in Bontddu. Despite its disused state, he planned to transform it into a tourist attraction where visitors could pan for gold.

But the idea was opposed due to its location within the Snowdonia National Park.

So instead, he decided to gamble on the idea that there would be some undiscovered gold still buried within the mine.

William gambled on the idea that there would be some undiscovered gold still buried within the mine... luckily there was.

Beauty, originality and quality

To make best-use of this precious gold, William used it exclusively to create jewellery of the very highest quality, beauty and originality, with Wales as his main design inspiration.

But it wasn't until 1994 that the first range of jewellery emerged, which consisted of just five pieces that were sold through a handful of small gift shops near the Clogau St. David's gold mine.

At its height, it used to cost £1,000 to extract an ounce of gold.

Luckily by this time they had already amassed a significant amount of high quality gold and it is from this stockpile that most of the Welsh gold that we use in our jewellery today comes from.

From time to time however, we also use acquisitions of Welsh gold of known provenance from the private collections of individuals in the gold panning community.

Due to its scarcity, only a small amount of Welsh gold can be included within each piece of Clogau jewellery.

This ensures the longevity of Welsh gold supplies, and the affordability of the jewellery.

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