The ring has led me to research Welsh gold in some depth and it's a very interesting story. The British Royal Family have been using Welsh gold in their wedding rings since 1923, most recently in the band of Kate Middleton, when she married Prince William. However, earliest examples of Welsh gold are thought to trace back to 74AD. There are currently no Gold mines operating in Wales, the last one closing in 1999, which makes pure Welsh gold a rare commodity. It is still possible
to buy jewellery containing a touch of Welsh gold, with that hint of pink that makes it so special. Clogau cold contains Welsh gold from the Clogau St David's Gold Mine, which is the same mine that supplied the gold for the Royal rings as far back as the Queen Mother. I have found some other lovely examples of Clogau jewellery during my research. They make so much more than just wedding rings! I found some lovely examples of pendants, charms, earrings and more on the RMA Williams Jewellers website. You may remember the post I did when I discovered their shop in the little seaside town of Porthcawl. They are official stockists of Clogau and have a Clogau day next weekend, for anyone that has an interest in this wonderful Welsh treasure. So, even if you don't need a wedding ring fit for Royalty, or if you fancy a little treat, have a day out at the seaside and pop in and say hello!