Welsh Gold Jewellery
Welsh gold is highly prized because of its origin and scarcity, and occurs naturally in two distinct areas of Wales. One area is in North Wales in a band stretching from Barmouth, past Dolgellau and up towards Snowdonia. This was mined at several mines, the largest of which were the Gwynfynydd Gold Mine, near Ganllwyd, and the Clogau Gold Mine near Bontddu. In South Wales, it is found in a small area in the valley of the River Cothi at Dolaucothi where it is known to have been mined by the Romans.
“Finding gold in most mines around the work is like finding the cream in a sponge cake. Finding Welsh Gold on the other hand is like finding the sixpence in the biggest Christmas cake you could imagine. There’s no pattern, no logic, and you never know when you’re just inches away.” (Welsh gold miner)
The British Royal Family has been wearing Welsh gold wedding rings dating back to 1923. Some of the Welsh gold used to make their wedding rings was taken from a nugget mined at the Clogau St. David’s Gold Mine in Snowdonia, North Wales. The Queen was presented with a kilogram ingot of Welsh gold from the Gwynfynydd Gold Mine in Dolgellau on her 60th birthday (April 1986) enabling this tradition to continue to this day with the marriage of Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge being the most recent example.
Gus Jones Jewellers is a stockist of the two most well known brands of Welsh Gold jewellery - Clogau Gold Of Wales & Cymru Gold (formerly Cymru-Y-Metel). We stock quite a large range of both brands so if you don't see what you're looking for on the website please do get in touch.