Learn More About Welsh Gold Company
The Welsh Gold Company makes evocative, distinctive jewellery, inspired by the beauty of Welsh gold and the spark of unique design that goes into every ring, necklace, pendant and earring that we sell.
Who we are
Here at the Welsh Gold Company, we have been working with Welsh gold jewellery for over 30 years in our state-of-the-art Cardiff Workshop.
We pride ourselves with making evocative and distinctive jewellery, inspired by the beauty of Wales
Our Rings and Jewellery are designed, made and finished in Wales using the traditional techniques that have been handed down through generations of Welsh goldsmiths.
So when you buy Welsh gold jewellery from us, you’re not just getting beautifully designed, unique and luxurious jewellery; you’re getting jewellery that is steeped in Welsh history and heritage.
First discovered in 1854, Welsh Gold has always been extremely rare and difficult to find. It has been a prized jewellery metal for centuries and dates back to the days of the Celtic kingdoms, when nobles wore gold torcs as a badge of rank and power.
Welsh gold has been used by Royalty since 1911 when it was used at the investiture of Prince Edward of Wales at Caernarfon Castle. The regalia used (which consisted of a coronet, a rod, a ring, a sword and a robe or mantle with doublet and sash) incorporated pure Welsh gold, identified by the Welsh dragon stamp. The regalia were later re-used at Prince Charles’s investiture in 1969.
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, the late Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s very own wedding ring, from her marriage to The Duke of Edinburgh is crafted from a nugget of pure Welsh gold.
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.