CLOGAU has permanently closed its boutique in Ruthin. 

The Welsh gold jewellers has closed the store, on St Peter's Square, due to "low footfall".

Clogau opened at the building, which used to be occupied by Ethel Austin, in September 2020. 

Ben Roberts, managing director of Clogau, said: "2023 was a great year for Clogau and the brand is in growth, but occasionally, we have to make difficult decisions to close some sites and open new stores when the right opportunity comes along.

"We have recently opened two new stores but sadly, because of low footfall, we have taken the decision to permanently close the Ruthin Clogau boutique so the overall business remains as efficient as possible.


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at the store for their dedication, loyalty and hard work, and to thank all the customers we have served over the years."

Cllr Anne Roberts, mayor of Ruthin, said: "This was quite a shock as there was no notice of the closure. It's a large space that will be difficult to fill, and in a prime position too.

"It is unfortunately a sign of the times currently but, nevertheless, a real blow to Ruthin.

"I can only hope that the premises will find a new tenant soon."

Clogau Gold's HQ is based in Bodelwyddan. Clogau jewellery contains rare Welsh gold as used by some members of the British Royal Family for more 100 years. 

Welsh gold is famous for being selected to create generations of Royal Family wedding rings including those of Her late Majesty The Queen, the late Diana Princess of Wales, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, HRH Princess Margaret, HRH Princess Anne, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, and most recently, The Duchess of Sussex.