A FAMILY jewellery business is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

To mark the milestone, Clogau Gold has unveiled a jewellery collection - a 1854 gold blend, a unique metal with a pale rose yellow tone.

Following a period of expansion, Clogau’s workforce has grown; the company employs 170 staff in Wales alone.

Clogau supplies retailers across the globe and their products appear in more than 20 countries. International airlines they work with include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Lufthansa, and airports from Cardiff to Kuala Lumpur.

Clogau has opened boutique stores in Bangor, Broughton, Swansea, London, Llandudno and Cardiff - which is currently being refurbished and refitted – and larger outlets in Birmingham, Bridgend and at Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port.

They have plans for three more stores in the coming 12 months.

1854 is itself a milestone in the brand’s history; gold was discovered for the first time at the St David’s mine in Dolgellau that year, which led to it becoming the richest and most productive gold mine in the country.

Ben Roberts, managing director, said: “The story behind the gold and our roots here in Wales are at the heart of everything we do, and that will never change, but what is even more satisfying is that we have a spirit and drive within the company to retain these traditions while being at the forefront of advances in the sector, keeping our designs fresh and appealing to a wide audience.

“For Clogau to have kept growing and be in such a strong position is incredible after 30 years, considering the challenges facing all industries over the decades, but we have done it and plan to be around for another 30 years and beyond.”

The businesses was founded by Ben’s father William in 1989.

The royal connection has reinforced their reputation, with Welsh gold – the rarest and most sought-after in the world – used in the wedding rings of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Catherine Middleton and, most recently, Meghan Markle.