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Discover beautifully crafted Welsh gold special order jewelry. Explore womens luxury necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and more at Eagle & Pearl.
Welsh gold is special because it is found naturally occurring in only two areas of Wales, making it very scarce. The gold mines in the North are the Gwynfynydd Gold Mine and the Clogau gold mine in Bontddu, and the mine in the South is at Dolaucothi, which was once mined by the Romans.
The Clogau mine is referred to as the Clogau St. David’s Mine and is considered the richest of all the mines in the Dolgellau Gold Belt. The mine produced copper and lead and then changed to gold production in the gold rush of the 1800's. The Clogau mine thrived until 1911 and has closed and reopened several times since then. The mine closed in 1998 and was responsible for over 78,000 troy ounces of Welsh gold.
Since the closure of the mines, Welsh gold has become particularly rare. It is one of the most sought after types of gold in the world and has been the gold of British royalty for generations.
The following jewelry items are made to order using pure and blends of rare Welsh gold and take six to eight weeks to be crafted. Sizes of rings are in U.K. measurements.