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We use the same gold that has been used in generations of royal family wedding rings
Welsh gold is so precious that a single nugget of it has been used to create wedding rings for generations of the British Royal Family, a tradition that began with the Queen Mother in 1923.
In 1911, 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 at Caernarfon Castle, 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.
Members of The Royal Family to have Welsh gold wedding rings
• 1923 The Queen Mother's marriage to King George VI
• 1947 Queen Elizabeth II marriage to Prince Phillip
• 1960 Princess Margaret’s marriage
• 1973 Princess Anne's marriage
• 1981 The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles
• 2005 Prince Charles's marriage to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
• 2011 Catherine Middleton's marriage to Prince William
A donation of a kilogram of Clogau Welsh gold was made to The Queen on her 60th birthday in 1986, who also wears a wedding ring of pure Clogau Welsh gold.
The tradition was recently upheld into its 88th year with the Duchess of Cambridge who chose a pure Welsh gold wedding ring on her marriage to Prince William, now Duke of Cambridge.
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.