Welsh inspired jewellery is beautiful, intricate, and full of historical value. It supplies it’s buyer with a feel into a heritage that is unique and distinct in welsh culture. For example, the welsh symbol of a dragon, dates back to the fifth century when the Roman armies withdrew from the British isles, including the Welsh regions and Celtic countries. It symbolised power, strength, authority and determination. The fire of a dragon is not subdued or to be underestimated. This is why, it is something to be used, celebrated and proudly displayed by jewellery makers such as Huw Thomas Galleries. These pieces of jewellery, examples of welsh card making and traditional welsh gifts are a link to the beauty and culture of a welsh nation.
Jewellery is worn for a purpose. Jewellery is worn to adorn, decorate and enhance the wearer. But it often does more than this, it can tell a story. These stories tell us of of where you have been, whom you have met or known, or who you are. We are quite rightly proud of our heritage, our experiences, and our friends and family.
The welsh jewellery offered by Huw Thomas Gallery, is picked exclusively by the owner and proprietor and made by local welsh craft men and women, who value the welsh culture as much as the shop owners do. Recognising the love and desire people have for these items, is what inspired them to go online and sell these items globally.
Words that contain and denote a sign of affection and familiarity, are extremely popular when coupled with a gift that is steeped in the welsh culture and heritage. For example, ‘cariad’ means ‘love’. This can give a certain personal touch to any gift. That’s why people today are known to use different languages to say a rather simple English word or phase. Using another language, especially one as well preserved and honoured as the Welsh language, adds a genuineness to the endearment. For example, some may use such words and languages to inspire a tattoo or carving.
Huw Thomas Gallery has a website that is home to a vast selection of gifts that contain influences from the country in which it is based. The owners well know from personal experience in their shop, what is popular amongst tourists, as well as the local inhabitants. There are many gift shops in wales, that are designed to provide a memento to remember a certain holiday by. By providing the gifts online however, this particular market may be missed, but the aim is toward those that love and appreciate the feel of the welsh style and design that envisages our items.
For more details and items that may be of interest, please feel free to check out the website at www.hewthomasgallery.com. Here you will find a gallery of our different items as well as a price list and our site information. Apart from jewellery, we provide pens, welsh slate coasters, Love spoons and greeting cards.