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  • Having discovered exquisitely worked heirloom pieces made with Welsh gold, we’re getting precious about jewellery

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    Having discovered exquisitely worked heirloom pieces made with Welsh gold, we’re getting precious about jewellery.

    Simple and sophisticated has overtaken big and glitzy in the accessory world right now, so we’ve been busy searching out pieces you’ll want to wear forever. And we’ve struck gold – literally – with a treasure trove of beautiful jewellery from the new Clogau Celebration collection. Based in Snowdonia, Clogau has an impressive 26-year history of creating 
unique pieces inspired by the natural beauty of the Welsh mountains. Each piece is worked from Welsh gold – which happens to be the rarest in the world and favoured by the Royal family. Featuring clean lines and simple designs, every necklace, bracelet, ring and earring is perfect for fashion’s move from big and bold to minimal and classic.

    Here are some of the key pieces on our magpie radar…

    Precious stones are big news for SS16 and for sheer elegance, you can’t beat this sterling silver, ‘Clogau Celebration’ bracelet – there is also a matching ‘Clogau Celebration’ stacking ring if, like us, you’re into twinning your jewellery.

    Up your ring game and tap into this season’s micro trend for precious metals and glittering gemstones with this divine 9ct yellow-gold, rutilated quartz and diamond ‘Venus ring’. Perfect for refreshing your existing ring collection, it’ll add an other-worldly shine and offset simple bands.

    Another key piece from Clogau’s new collection is the 9ct rose-gold, white chalcedony and diamond ‘Ar Dân’ pendant. Style it with a couple of shorter, fine chains and tiny charms for an effortlessly cool combo that’ll give this natural beauty the limelight it deserves.

    Liking what you’re seeing? Why not channel fashion’s current love-in for ditsy florals with this 9ct yellow-gold, pink sapphire and diamond ‘Orchid’ pendant and ‘Orchid’ stud earrings for a punchy pop of colour? Worn together they could pass for cherished family heirlooms, which they’re destined to become when the Welsh gold supplies eventually run out.

    Splashing out on some new season jewellery made with rare Welsh gold seems like a sensible (and stylish) get-it-while-you-can investment – and what better excuse to splash out on some new season jewels? We want it all.

    Enter our exclusive giveaway for your chance to win a 9ct yellow-gold, pink sapphire and diamond ‘Orchid’ pendant and earrings, worth £1050, from Clogau here.

    To shop the new collections, visit clogau.co.uk and feast your magpie eyes on this exclusive video featuring an edit of our favourite new collection pieces…

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