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How we started and what we do
Clogau is a jewellery manufacturer based in North Wales, United Kingdom, that has been creating unique, handcrafted jewellery and watches containing Welsh gold since 1992.
With just a handful of products and 5 employees over 20 years ago, we are now established as one of the leading jewellery brands on the UK high street, and our jewellery is available in over 500 UK outlets, as well as airlines, cruise ships, and airports worldwide.
Within every item of Clogau is a measured amount of Welsh gold taken from the St. David's Gold Mine in Snowdonia, North Wales, UK. This makes us unique to other jewellery brands.
This is the same gold that has been used to create generations of pure Welsh gold wedding rings for the British Royal Family, including the ring worn by Catherine Middleton on her marriage to Prince William.
A successful and unique jewellery company that continues to grow
Clogau is a relatively young and dynamic company, yet it’s a company steeped in tradition and history that many other brands would envy.
With a range of over 400 product lines Clogau has come a long way since the idea was first conceived in 1989 and the eventual launch of 5 product lines in 1992.
Today, we are one of the fastest growing jewellery brands on the UK high street, and we stand proud amongst some of the strongest brands in the industry.
We utilise many B2B and B2C channels to market such as independent and multiple jewellery stores, department stores, travel retail in-flight magazines, TV shopping channels, and direct mail.
As a result, our jewellery is available in over 500 outlets throughout the UK (not including the travel retail sector).
Turnover has risen sharply over the last few years by approximately 30% year-on-year and we are consistently ranked in the top 3 selling gold and silver brands in the UK between the £150 to £500 price segments. Despite the economic downturn, sales of Clogau continue to increase across all channels.
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Why Clogau is called the “Gold of Royalty”
Welsh gold is extremely rare and has been used by Royalty since 1911. Within every piece of Clogau jewellery is a touch of this very same gold, creating an esteemed association with the British Royal Family.
The British Royal Family has been using pure Welsh gold to create their wedding rings since 1923. This tradition was founded by The Queen Mother, then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, on her marriage to the Duke of York on 26th April, 1923.
Other members of The Royal Family to have Welsh gold wedding rings include Princess Anne (1973), the late Princess Diana (1981), Prince Charles (1981 & 2005) and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall (2005). Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's very own wedding ring, from her marriage to The Duke of Edinburgh on 20th November 1947, is crafted from a nugget of pure Welsh gold from the Clogau St. David's mine.
The tradition of the British Royal Family using Welsh gold wedding rings was carried into its 88th year during the most recent Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 29th April, 2011.
It is a touch of this very same rare Welsh gold that is contained within each piece of Clogau jewellery, making it some of the most exclusive jewellery in the world. The content of Welsh gold can be identified by the Welsh dragon stamp, and other unique marks that denote a genuine piece of Clogau.
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Clogau Gold of Wales Ltd
5 Kinmel Park
Company Registration No. 2146156
Registered in England & Wales
VAT Registration No. 713 6009 65
Environment Agency Producer Registration No. WEEE/GJ0757ZX
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