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Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« on: Sunday 12 October 08 20:45 BST (UK) »

On a recent trip to Snowdonia, I had my wedding ring, handmade in Welsh gold by a Welsh Craftsman revalued...

I would never part with it...but I was surprised by how much it had gone up in value :D

It is made with gold from  the Gwynfynydd Mines, Dolgellau. I gather that this gold isn't mined anymore, & is in short supply...

I would love to know more about the history of Welsh Gold Mining, & why it has almost disappeared.

Any experts on here?

Cheers, Romilly.


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Re: Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 October 08 20:49 BST (UK) »
Gold generally has held its value - it has always changed over time. 

I suspect recent events has lead to a sharp increase in your ring's value.  :)

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Re: Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 October 08 21:01 BST (UK) »

Aaaahh, - just found this Link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/263540.stm

Apparantly Welsh gold is very pure...

I feel very lucky to have my ring, - but wish that I also had my Grandmother's bracelets & wedding ring too, (all made of Welsh gold) but with my elder sister in New Zealand(!)

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Re: Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 13 October 08 01:18 BST (UK) »
I believe the Queen's wedding ring is made of Welsh gold?
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Re: Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 13 October 08 08:26 BST (UK) »
I believe the Queen's wedding ring is made of Welsh gold?

Yes, apparantly all of the Royal family use Welsh gold for their rings. (This quote is from Wikipaedia)

'The royal patronage of jewellery formed out of Welsh gold still continues today. Her Majesty The Queen, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Her Highness Princess Margaret, HRH The Prince of Wales, Diana Princess of Wales and HRH Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall all wore/wear wedding rings fashioned from Welsh gold. Her Majesty The Queen was presented with a kilogram of Welsh gold on her 60th birthday (April 1986). Due to its rarity, and perhaps the royal patronage, Welsh gold is usually more expensive to buy on the high street and is often sold in diluted form (with as little as 10% of provenanced Welsh gold mixed with other gold bullion)'.

I'm fairly convinced now that I should hang on to my wedding ring!
Romilly ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 October 08 09:49 BST (UK) »
Hi

OH bought me a Gold ring in Wales couple of years ago
I have a Certificate of Authenticity
The ring contains Clogau Welsh Gold

The Gold Mine is Clogau St Davids Gold Mine is stiuated deep in the heart of Snowdonia.The gold in the mine was first found by accident in 1854.
It is famous for being selected to supply the gold used in the wedding rings of the Queen,Pricess Diana,the Queen Mother,Pricess Margaret.

I would hang on to your ring

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Pembrokeshire
James,Gibby,David/Davies,Evan/s,Edward,Thomas,Griffith,Brown,Richards,Phillipps
Carmarthenshire
Thomas,Wilkin,James
Glamorganshire
James
Husbands side
Sussex,Mitchell,White,Hew/Hugh,Peter/s,Lower,Goring,Skinner,Cavey,Padgham,Brann,Graves,Hards,Easton,Moon,Gibb/s,Shepherd
Kent,Curties,Harris/Cleverly
Buckinhamshire
Shephard,Tuck,Philips

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Todd,could be Old Windsor or somewhere I Lincolnshire,John Todd didn't seem to know

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Re: Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 13 October 08 09:53 BST (UK) »
I am very lucky to have my late grandmother's wedding ring, which is also made from Welsh gold, but I have no idea where abouts in Wales it came from.

I will always treasure it, but it would be nice to know where abouts it came from


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LINCOLNSHIRE - BAKEWELL, MARRIOTT
MONAGHAN & CRAMLINGTON - RICE
LAZENBY - HANSOM, HARRISON, NODDINGS, EASBY
BARNBY DUN - HARVEY, BLANCHARD
DANBY & WHITBY  - JEFFELS
LIVERPOOL - GANDER
SKELTON & ESTON - SEATON
BEDALE & MIDDLESBROUGH - STEPHENSON
BROUGHTON - HARRISON
MIDDLESBROUGH - WARD,FOSTER
PINCHINTHORPE -  POSTGATE
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Re: Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 13 October 08 10:01 BST (UK) »

On my recent trip to Snowdonia, I was told by a Welsh jeweller that all of the Clogau jewellery, (as advertised on the www) is now manufactured in China! (Even though their site has lots of Welsh landscapes on it). It does seem sad...

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Re: Welsh Gold, - any experts?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 13 October 08 11:07 BST (UK) »
There is another Gold Mine called Dolaucothi,now owned by the National Trust.

Its on a road off the A482 near Pumsaint.
Its possible your Grandmother ring was made from gold there.

Its well worth a visit.
 I took 2 Grandkids on the tour down the Mine.Not for the faint hearted.There are 2 ways to come out,one being  way the Romans came out,thats the way we came out <yikes>

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Pembrokeshire
James,Gibby,David/Davies,Evan/s,Edward,Thomas,Griffith,Brown,Richards,Phillipps
Carmarthenshire
Thomas,Wilkin,James
Glamorganshire
James
Husbands side
Sussex,Mitchell,White,Hew/Hugh,Peter/s,Lower,Goring,Skinner,Cavey,Padgham,Brann,Graves,Hards,Easton,Moon,Gibb/s,Shepherd
Kent,Curties,Harris/Cleverly
Buckinhamshire
Shephard,Tuck,Philips

Scotland,Riddle

Todd,could be Old Windsor or somewhere I Lincolnshire,John Todd didn't seem to know