Monday, April 8, 2013

Welsh Gold

Welsh gold is one of the rarest metals in the world, and Welsh gold jewellery among the most highly valued.

There were 3 mines in Wales of which the most famous is Clogau which produced gold with a distinctive rose tint. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, the Prince of Wales, Princess Diana and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall all wore/wear wedding rings fashioned from Clogau gold.

The wedding ring that Catherine Middleton wears is made of Welsh Gold. The gold was given to Prince William by The Queen shortly after the couple were engaged. There are no longer any working gold mines in Wales, making the remaining Welsh gold extremely rare.