2 3 An engagement is one of the most exciting life events and marks the start of the rest of your lives together. This special commitment deserves a truly special ring, and our Compose by Clogau collection of engagement and wedding rings has been crafted with this in mind. Our beautiful range of engagement rings combine heartfelt sentiment with timeless style, and each one has a matching wedding ring that can be worn alongside it. Designed to be cherished by the wearer for the rest of their life, these rings serve as a reminder of the magical connection that is shared by two people who are deeply in love. In every one of our Compose by Clogau rings lies rare Welsh gold, the same gold that has been used to make wedding rings for the British Royal family for nearly 100 years. Starting with Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in 1923, the tradition has continued throughout the years and includes the rings of senior Royals including the Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince William. Our talented team of designers work hard to create jewellery that is both exciting and unique. From the initial concept to the finishing touches, you can trust that your ring will be treated with the care and attention it deserves every step of the way. Celebrate your commitment with a beautiful design that will be treasured forever. I hope that you enjoy discovering our collection of wedding and engagement rings, and find one that perfectly captures the magic of your love story. BEN S. ROBERTS MANAGING DIRECTOR
Compose By Clogau Compose by Clogau allows you to define your unique love story. Unbound from tradition, this range of contemporary engagement rings promises to take you on a journey of discovery as you choose the ring that truly reflects your exceptional love. Each ring contains rare Welsh gold, one of the most sought-after golds in the world and favoured by members of the Royal Family since 1923. CHAPTERS Heritage Our Unique 1854 Blend Composed By You How We Craft Your Ring Discover Your Ring Style The 4 C's Diamond Guide Appendix 6 - 7 8 - 9 10 11 12 - 27 28 - 29 30 - 33 A love as rare as yours deserves a gold as rare as ours. Rare Welsh gold in every ring.
6 7 HERITAGE Welsh gold has a legacy that dates back over 2000 years. It is now one of the most sought-after golds in the world, revered for its scarcity and origin. A popular choice with members of the British Royal Family, the pattern of using rare Welsh gold in royal wedding rings has now become tradition. This tradition was started by The Queen Mother, then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, on her marriage to the Duke of York on 26th April, 1923. Some of this very same rare Welsh gold is contained within each piece of Clogau jewellery, making it some of the most exclusive jewellery in the world. Welsh gold can be identified by the Welsh dragon stamp and other unique marks that denote a genuine piece of Clogau.
8 THE STORY BEHIND THE 1854 BLEND The story of Welsh gold began over 500 million years ago. Gold seams were formed deep within the hills, between the quartz and the Clogau shales from seismic activity in the area - now known as Snowdonia, causing the volcanic eruption of Rhobell Fawr. Until 1854, only copper had been mined at Clogau St. David’s, but a chance discovery changed the fortunes of the mine forever, as Mr. Freeman, the mine’s owner, struck gold. Thus began the Welsh gold rush. The beauty of the 1854 blend can be attributed to the unique natural colour that was first discovered from the gold in its raw form, found at the Clogau St. David’s mine. Managing Director Ben Roberts commented, "When I first visited Clogau St. David's, the copper seams interwoven within the gold seams resulted in a pale rose-yellow tone, unlike anything I had ever seen, or have seen since."
10 11 STEP 1 STEP 3 STEP 1 STEP 3 STEP 2 SELECT YOUR RING STYLE Browse our engagement and wedding ring collection in our boutique stores or at your local Compose by Clogau stockist. Alternatively, explore our complete range online at www.clogau.co.uk/compose CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’VE PLACED YOUR ORDER! Your order has been placed for your dream engagement ring. Your Compose by Clogau journey has begun. DIAMOND SETTING Next, your sparkling diamond will be set in your engagement ring by our dedicated craftspeople. CHOOSE YOUR PRECIOUS METAL Select your preferred metal type from our selection of 9ct and 18ct yellow, rose and white golds, as well as 950 platinum and our signature 18ct 1854 gold blend. STEP 4 WE’LL CRAFT YOUR CHOSEN DESIGN Once you have selected your perfect ring, our dedicated craftspeople will bring your chosen design to life. STEP 2 CASTING Once we receive your order, your bespoke design will be actualised by our highly skilled craftspeople as they begin the casting process. STEP 4 POLISHING Finally, your stunning Compose by Clogau engagement ring will be polished to give it that extra sparkle. SET YOUR HEART ON A DIAMOND We o er a choice of two diamond cuts; Brilliant (round) or Princess (square). Both are available in a range of carat weights, colours and clarities. COMPOSED BY YOU - EXPERTLY CRAFTED BY CLOGAU Composing your own engagement ring allows you to define your own love story. If you are unsure where to start, let us guide you through these simple but important steps. HOW WE CRAFT YOUR RING Once you've placed your Compose by Clogau order, we'll keep you updated every step of the way.
12 DISCOVER New Beginning Forever Fairytale Past Present Future Love Divine True Romance Timeless Love 16 - 17 18 - 19 20 - 21 22 - 23 24 - 25 26 - 27
14 15 TRUE ROMANCE FOREVER FAIRYTALE NEW BEGINNING TIMELESS LOVE Discover Your Style A love like yours, unique and impassioned, deserves a ring that embodies this magic. Hand-pick your ring from our Compose by Clogau range and choose from elegant and romantic, to timeless and classic. Discover your perfect ring, for your perfect love. LOVE DIVINE PAST PRESENT FUTURE
16 17 New Beginning A star has risen, dazzling and brilliant, promising a New Beginning. This classic style, graceful and enchanting, exudes minimalist beauty. It is simple in its promise: to intertwine the lives of two loves, forevermore. The infinity symbol upon which the sparkling diamond rests embodies this love that is without limits. All Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings are available in platinum, rose, yellow, white and 1854 gold.
18 19 Forever Fairytale When two star-crossed lovers collide in an explosion of joy and passion, a fairytale romance follows. As intensity becomes devotion and adoration, this most delicate and extraordinary ring, with intricate detailing and a stunning centre stone is offered to crystallise the true love story. This is the ignition of an eternal flame. All Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings are available in platinum, rose, yellow, white and 1854 gold.
21 Past Present Future As if cast from the same stone, these two lovers found their way to each other, against all odds. They are each other’s Past, Present and Future. Their story of how they came to be captivates everyone who hears it. This stunning trilogy ring, with delicate and intricate detailing is a reflection of this magical love. All Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings are available in platinum, rose, yellow, white and 1854 gold.
23 Love Divine For a love this potent and compelling, only the most opulent and glamorous ring will suffice. Love Divine is for an all-consuming passion between two people. This engagement ring, with 23 incredible diamonds, reflects the kind of love that turns heads and enchants the world. All Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings are available in platinum, rose, yellow, white and 18ct 1854 gold.
24 25 True Romance Dare to dream of True Romance, of an everlasting love that binds two people together in a pure and sacrosanct union. This engagement ring, with a diamond-embellished band that wraps around the centre stone, perfectly reflects the complete and infinite bond that defines this love. All Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings are available in platinum, rose, yellow, white and 1854 gold.
26 27 Timeless Love This engagement ring, sophisticated and elegant, is for a love that never fades. A true classic, Timeless Love is stunning in its exquisite simplicity. It represents a devotion to an everlasting partnership and a love that is striking in its depth and unity. This love will last for a lifetime and beyond. All Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings are available in platinum, rose, yellow, white and 1854 gold.
28 29 COLOUR CUT A diamond’s colour is measured by how colourless it is. Diamonds are graded from D (colourless and the highest grade) to Z (noticeably coloured). Compose by Clogau diamonds range from colourless to near colourless. We have carefully selected three colour options for you to choose from; D, G and I. Compose by Clogau diamonds are available in two options; classic round Brilliant cut and Princess cut. We ensure all diamonds used in Compose by Clogau rings are cut to ‘good’ proportions and will achieve a wonderful sparkle and brilliance. CLARITY Almost every natural diamond that exists contains naturally occurring imperfections; most of these are very tiny and cannot be seen with the naked eye. They have no visible impact on a diamond’s overall appearance. Diamonds are graded from FL (flawless) to I3 (lowest grade and internally flawed). When composing your ring you can choose from VS1 (very slightly included, Clogau’s best), VS2 (very slightly included) and SI1 (slightly included) diamonds. CARAT WEIGHT The carat refers to the diamond weight and determines the size of the diamond (but not the quality of the diamond). Choose the perfect carat weight for your chosen ring using our Compose builder. Table size % Star length % Lower girdle/ half facet % Pavillion depth % Total depth % Crown height Cutlet size Crown angle Pavillion angle GOOD TOO DEEP TOO SHALLOW PRINCESS BRILLIANT COLOURLESS NEAR COLOURLESS FAINT YELLOW VERY LIGHT YELLOW THE 4 C'S DIAMOND GUIDE The GIA ® created the now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds; Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat weight. Below is an overview of the range of diamonds that Clogau offers in our Compse by Clogau rings. The gold line indicates the options to choose from.
30 31 METAL CHOICES EXPLAINED 9ct gold has the hallmark 375 which means there is 37.5% pure gold in the alloy. 18ct gold has the hallmark 750 which means it is 75% pure gold. Our platinum has the hallmark 950 which means that there is 95% platinum in the alloy. The remaining percentages are made up of other metals creating an alloy that differs depending on whether it is white, rose or yellow gold and its required properties. All of our Compose by Clogau rings contain a consistent percentage of rare Welsh gold, which is typically found within the rose gold detailing of your ring. Platinum’s natural sheen accentuates the brilliance of a diamond. It is highly dense and very durable. It is not possible to mix gold with plain platinum and so platinum items always have an 18ct Welsh Rose Gold section to ensure that our rare Welsh gold is included in your Compose by Clogau ring. CERTIFICATIONS & GUARANTEES We know how important it is to you that our jewellery is crafted from ethically sourced materials. We want to make sure you understand the value of our assurances regarding your Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings. ETHICAL ASSURANCE Clogau guarantees that all of the diamonds set in our Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings have been ethically sourced, responsibly crafted, and originate from a conflict-free area. All of our suppliers operate within the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, and it is a condition of sale that written guarantees are provided that the diamonds supplied do not come from other conflict areas. This stringent diamond policy and its certifications are our guarantee that every Compose by Clogau diamond you have chosen is ethically sourced and 100% conflict free. DIAMOND CERTIFICATES All of our Compose by Clogau selected diamonds are GIA® certified. The certificates have been produced by an independent body and they tell us exactly what that diamond is in relation to the 4Cs (details of this below). When you invest in a Compose by Clogau® engagement ring you will receive a report and certificate from the GIA®, which is their assurance of their diamond’s quality. A photograph of the certification on the rings girdle will be stored at Clogau Head Office. WELSH GOLD Revered for its scarcity and origin, Welsh gold has become one of the most sought-after golds in the world. Within every Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding ring is a guaranteed amount of Welsh gold. In October 2019, Clogau Gold of Wales Limited received a statement from the Edinburgh Assay Office stating that they are satisfied with the quality management processes we follow, and that a predetermined quantity of Welsh gold is being included in the production of all Clogau items. Verifiable records are kept to provide a clear audit trail to support these assurances. For more information please visit: www.clogau.co.uk/ assaystatement.aspx ANY QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about any of the rings in this brochure, or would like to try on some Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding rings, please contact your nearest Compose by Clogau stockist or Clogau boutique store who will be happy to help and advise you. For more information please visit: www.clogau.co.uk/compose HALLMARKS WHERE CAN I BUY COMPOSE BY CLOGAU? Compose by Clogau is available to purchase online at www.clogau.co.uk/compose and at our Clogau boutique stores. To find your nearest Clogau boutique visit www.clogau.co.uk/stores You can also purchase within our trusted and highly trained Compose by Clogau stockists. As such, they are able to offer the exceptional level of service that you would expect when purchasing fine diamond jewellery. To locate your nearest Compose by Clogau stockist please visit: www.clogau.co.uk/composestockists or call us on: 0345 606 88 77. We’re here to help you Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm, excluding bank holidays. TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2022 Clogau Gold of Wales Limited. All items featured in this brochure are copyright Clogau Gold of Wales Limited and may not be reproduced without permission. Clogau Gold of Wales Limited, Clogau®, Royal Clogau®, Tree of Life® and Cariad® are registered trademarks of Clogau Gold of Wales Limited.
32 33 TERMS & CONDITIONS The full and latest Terms and Conditions are available on our website at: www.clogau.co.uk/compose/terms By placing an order, you signify your agreement to be bound by these conditions. E&OE Clogau reserves the right to change prices or specifications without prior notice. Terms & Conditions may vary with different Compose by Clogau stockists. Please speak directly with the stockist you are purchasing from about any questions you may have. DATA PROTECTION NOTICE To help us provide the best possible service, we may collect and maintain certain information from our own stores and via online orders, for example billing and delivery information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Please note that our Compose by Clogau stockists may access and use your data differently. Please speak directly with the stockist if you have any questions relating to this. Read our full Data Protection Notice on our website: www.clogau.co.uk/privacy CLEAN.CARE.PROTECT The aftercare service and warranty that is included with the purchase of your Compose by Clogau® rings is as important as the rare Welsh gold they contain. COMPOSE BY CLOGAU AFTERCARE SERVICE Every Compose by Clogau engagement and wedding ring is accompanied by a 2 year warranty to guarantee peace of mind on this important and once in a lifetime purchase. Along with the GIA® certificate you receive with your ring(s), your Compose by Clogau warranty clearly documents all aspects of your purchase including your diamond’s carat weight, total number of diamonds in the ring and shank, as well as the cut, colour and clarity of the primary diamond in your ring. Your warranty also guarantees that rare Welsh gold has been included, ensuring the status of your carefully crafted, bespoke engagement ring as the ultimate heirloom to be treasured forever. COMPLIMENTARY AFTERCARE SERVICE To ensure your Compose by Clogau ring remains as beautiful as the day you bought it, we are delighted to offer you our complimentary Clean, Care, Protect service. Whether the ring you composed needs a professional clean and polish to revitalise it or perhaps a claw needs re-pointing, Clogau will ensure your Compose by Clogau® ring is lovingly cared for and returned to you as soon as possible. The two-year warranty period of your Compose by Clogau ring provides you with a thorough aftercare service. All you will need to do is return the ring directly to Clogau along with the Clean, Care, Protect service card and proof of purchase. We will carry out the warranty request and return your ring to you as soon as we can. Each time your ring is rejuvenated, a note of the date and the services carried out will be taken, acting as a brief log of your rings’ aftercare. Please send your ring(s) via a secure method to: Clogau Gold of Wales Ltd Sherbrooke House, 5 Kinmel Park, Abergele Road, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl LL18 5TX If you require any further information about the Clean, Care, Protect service available with your Compose by Clogau ring then please don’t hesitate to contact us on between 9am–5pm, Monday – Friday. CANCELLATIONS The process begins swiftly once you have placed your order for a Compose by Clogau Engagement ring. This is so we can fulfil your once in a lifetime purchase within the specified delivery window of 6-8 weeks. Therefore, any cancellations will be subject to a deduction of reasonable costs incurred to date. In order to cancel your order and discuss these costs, please contact our customer service team on 0345 606 88 77. RETURNS As each ring is made bespoke for our customers, if you require a refund for your Compose by Clogau engagement ring, this must be returned within 30 days of purchase and is subject to a deduction of reasonable costs. The item must be unworn, in its original packaging and must be accompanied with all original paperwork. Please contact our customer service team on 0345 606 88 77 to discuss your options. LAURA MAY BRIDAL With special thanks from Clogau to Laura May Bridal and their team, where all of the beautiful dresses featured in this brochure can be found. 112 Crwys Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4NQ