The Clogau story
For nearly 20 years, Clogau has been producing the finest jewellery, containing a touch of rare Welsh gold. Born quite accidently, due to a series of events, Clogau is today a one-of-a-kind jewellery brand recognised for its originality, beauty and utmost quality.
In 1989, the Clogau St. David’s gold mine was founded by William Roberts.
William wished to re-open the mine as a tourist attraction, an idea that was overturned by the Snowdonia National Park. As a result, William decided to gamble on the idea that there would be more gold within the mine. Luckily, there was, and a few years worth of small scale mining began in 1992 where precious rose-coloured gold began to be extracted.
To make best-use of this magnificent gold, William decided to use it to produce jewellery of the utmost beauty and quality, using Wales as the sole design inspiration. To begin with just 5 lines of jewellery were created.
And so in 1992, Clogau was born.
A number of contributing factors led to the closure of the mine in 1998. With no gold mining taking place in Wales today, Welsh gold supplies will eventually run out, making it possibly the rarest gold in the world.
Due to the scarcity of Welsh gold, only a touch is included within each piece of Clogau. This ensures the longevity of Welsh gold supplies, and the affordability of the jewellery.
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