Pure Welsh Gold

When I first had the privilege of working with Welsh gold from the Gwynfynydd mine back in 1985, I used only unmixed pure Welsh gold for this range of my jewellery, with a choice of 9 carat, 18 carat and even a limited quantity of 22 carat pieces. I have always also worked in conventional or “world” gold, but the different ranges are easily distinguished, not only by the marks “Aur Cymru” – “Welsh Gold” – but also by having a different maker’s mark as part of the hallmark. My original maker’s mark PKJ was first registered at the London Assay office in 1968. In 1985 I registered a new mark KJ which has only ever been used for my Welsh gold jewellery.  Items in pure Welsh gold made by me in the 80’s and 90’s are now considered valuable collectors’ items, though of course many are still in daily wear as wedding rings, etc.

As a Welsh goldsmith, Welsh gold has always been very special to me, and I hoped that I would be able to continue indefinitely to work in unmixed pure Welsh gold. But when the supply of this rare gold practically dried up in the late 1990’s, and scarcity made the price begin to soar, I made the decision to introduce my range of percentage Welsh gold. This range, made by hand by myself in exactly the same way as the unmixed Welsh gold range but containing a very carefully measured 5% of Welsh gold, has since proved extremely popular. On other pages of this website you will find details and photographs of this mixed Welsh gold range.

I still have a precious reserve of Welsh gold and I am very occasionally persuaded to make someone a ring in unmixed pure Welsh gold. Please contact me if you wish to discuss this possibility. I am also planning a small range of platinum and palladium pieces, with component parts in pure unmixed Welsh gold.