Brand hopes royals will continue to use Welsh gold for wedding bands.
Clogau Gold has been in touch with the royal palace following the announcement of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement to offer its services for the royal couple’s wedding bands.
Clogau Gold managing director Ben Roberts said: “Obviously we at Clogau Gold were not privy to any advance warning about events building up from the engagement in October but we will be delighted to hear of the continuation of the royal family’s tradition of wearing Welsh Gold wedding rings.
“Naturally, we’re in communication with the Palace following this official announcement but as yet cannot confirm the rumours of the Prince and future Princess’s plans to use Clogau Gold in their wedding jewellery.”
Welsh Gold has had a long-standing relationship with royal weddings since the Queen Mother selected the rare gold for her wedding ring in 1923. Following in her footsteps the Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana, Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall have all had wedding rings made from Welsh gold.
In 1986 the Queen was presented with 1 kilo of Welsh gold from the Clogau St David’s gold mine and Clogau Gold estimates that there should be enough left to cast wedding rings for the impending royal wedding.
The high cost of mining the gold and the diminishing quantities of gold being found caused the eventual closure of the Clogau St. David’s mine in 1998. As a result, Clogau Gold’s Welsh gold supply will eventually run out in 2016, making it the rarest gold in the world. Due to its rarity, Welsh gold is usually more expensive to buy on the high street and is often mixed with other gold bullion.