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Well Done Ben!

For the second time this month, Ben has been recognised for his hard work and dedication to the company.

Ben received a Highly Commended in the Family Business Director of the Year category at this year’s Institute of Directors, Director of the Year UK Final Awards, last week. Ben took over as MD in 2007, succeeding his Father Bill who is now Chairman of Clogau. Sister, Sam Roberts, also works alongside as Creative Designer to bring you generous helpings of glorious jewellery.

After winning Young Director of the Year – North Wales at the regional awards earlier in the year, Ben qualified for the UK Finals where he was awarded this most recent accolade – well done Ben!

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Clogau’s Best Dressed – Winner!

Attendees to the recent Hot 100 party donned their finest outfits and accessories as they competed in the Clogau Gold Best Dressed competition.

The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 party was held at the annual International Jewellery London exhibition, and is the same party that announced Clogau’s Sonia & Ben as ‘Business Big Shots’ of the jewellery industry (gush!). You can read more about that in our earlier blog post (8th Sept).

Guests offered up their very best poses for the camera on their arrival to the event at One Mayfair. Photos of all participants were posted on Professional Jeweller’s Facebook page for users to vote for, or ‘Like’, their favourite to win.

The week-long competition resulted in an outright winner, Thomas Dyton, whose swashbuckling outfit stole the show! Thomas will be presented with a pair of bespoke Clogau Gold skull and cross-bone cufflinks as his reward.

I’ll leave you with a small selection of the weird and wonderful outfits (you can view all the competitors, here)…

And our winner, Thomas Dyton…

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Key Notes collection: As featured in GQ magazine

Our Key Notes collection has been causing quite a stir since it was launched for Autumn/Winter 2011, back in July.

The potential of the pendants were first picked up by the trade press, with Editor of Retail Jeweller, the industry’s leading jewellery and watch magazine, tweeting…

lauramccreddie: “I love these necklaces from @clogau. Great design.”

News travels fast, however, and this month the pendants have featured in GQ, the world’s leading Men’s magazine. The October issue of GQ is the biggest of the year, hosting the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards, and the pendants featured within the ladies luxury gift ideas page aptly titled, ‘Be her Man of the Year’.

So what’s so special about the Key Notes pendants, you may wonder?

Well, these three pendants (available in silver, yellow gold or rose gold) offer more than first meets the eye as they can be opened up to reveal a hidden space inside where a note is kept. The pendants have been created to offer a piece of personally meaningful jewellery, a piece that tells a unique story between the wearer, and the person who gave it to them.

Some of our favourite suggested notes are;

Happy Birthday

I Love You


Or even… Will You Marry Me?

Who would you give a Key Notes to, and what would it say inside??

View the full Key Notes collection, here.

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Clogau’s Ben & Sonia are ‘Business Big Shots’

September has so far brought with it a number of new and (sometimes) exciting things…the beginning of Autumn, back-to-school and the Rugby World Cup to name a few.

For Clogau, and the rest of the jewellery trade, this week was the annual International Jewellery London exhibition, one of the most highly anticipated events on our calendar. At IJL, the best and biggest of the British jewellery industry meet to showcase their beautiful sparkly wares and buyers from all over the world flock to admire them!

Clogau Gold visited the 4-day IJL, at Earls Court, in search of emerging trends and opportunities. Not to mention, we let our hair down and danced the night away at the coveted Hot 100 party, an exclusive invitation-only unveiling of the best 100 retail, design and business talents in the industry (put together by Professional Jeweller).

We are delighted to announce that our very own Ben Roberts, MD, was named a ‘Business Big Shot’ for the second year running! This year, however, he shared the lime light with Brand Manager, Sonia Menezes, a relatively new arrival at Clogau HQ who also earned herself the title – well done Ben & Sonia!


Sonia & Ben
Clogau at Hot 100 party