For 30 years, Clogau's growing range of jewellery has captured the hearts and imaginations of jewellery lovers from far and wide.
Every piece they create contains rare Welsh gold - the Gold of Royalty for over 100 years.
Clogau jewellery is seen as an heirloom with both a personal and cultural meaning and a permanent tie to Wales – something valuable to pass down the generations.
It is their heritage that defines what they are, and provides the cornerstone for their future – a future that will hopefully be as successful as their story has been to date.
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.
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. 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 their jewellery today comes from.
Every piece of Clogau jewellery contains rare Welsh gold as used by some members of the British Royal Family for over 100 years. Welsh gold is famous for being selected to create generations of Royal Family wedding rings including those of Her Majesty The Queen, the late Diana Princess of Wales, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, HRH Princess Margaret, HRH Princess Anne, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, and most recently The Duchess of Sussex.
This has made Welsh gold some of the most sought after jewellery in the world. Clogau jewellery is guaranteed to contain rare Welsh gold. It carries a unique Welsh Dragon and “CG” mark, stamped during the creation of each Clogau item. Each piece is crafted using traditional jewellery-making techniques and painstakingly hand-finished to give the lasting pleasure which ensures the Clogau jewellery will remain as special as the day you received it, as it is passed down through generations.