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Buying

As well as selling a fantastic range of new and modern jewellery, we are always involved in buying unusual items and are particularly interested in genuine Victorian or Edwardian pieces, as we stock a significant range of antique and pre-loved vintage jewellery. Every piece of jewellery we buy is sent to our specialist workshop to be fully reconditioned to the highest of standards. One of the many advantages of purchasing an item from our vintage jewellery range is that each piece is completely unique. Some of the most beautiful statement pieces ever sold by McGowans originated from the Victorian or Edwardian eras, both of which produced jewellery of incredibly high quality. Indeed, we are so confident about the quality of all our stock that every item we sell comes with a full year’s guarantee!

Repairs, Cleaning & Valuations

McGowans and Michael James also provide specialised repair services, together with ring sizing and jewellery cleaning. We regularly carry out repairs on both new and antique pieces. Our company also has a dedicated Valuer on the premises who can provide up-to-date valuations for pieces which may need itemised on your household insurance.

Payment Options

We offer a range of payment options across our company, including Credit Card payments at no extra charge or Interest Free Credit for those of you who wish to spread the cost of your purchases over several months or even years. As our customers come from all over the world to shop in our stores we also have a tax free shopping option for those of you that are visiting us from outside the EU. If you need any more information on our goods or services please visit us in person or speak to any member of our team over the phone.

Second Hand Buying
Gift Cards
Pearl Re-stringing
Simple Ring Sizing
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McGowans and Michael James specialise in buying vintage and antique jewellery, including diamond or other precious stone-set rings, pendants, brooches and more. 
We also offers gift cards for those who wish to give the recipient the freedom of choice. 
We have a specialised re-stringing workshop which can repair snapped strings of pearls and a selection of other stones. We can also fit pearl clasps. All necklets will be traditionally strung.
Our efficient jewellery workshop can size many different types of rings. When increasing the size of rings, we always add metal to the band in order to prevent any thinning of the shank.
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Re-tipping of Claws
Chain Soldering
Hand Engraving
Antique Restoration
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The claws which hold a stone in place are the most vulnerable part of an often-worn ring. Any jewellery which has claw-set stones will need checked regularly and occasionally re-tipped.
We have all snapped a chain at some point, and although we do sell new chains in various lengths, links and metals, our experienced jeweller can also repair chains if required.
Our hand engraving service involves our jeweller engraving your choice of words, dates or initials onto your jewellery. Hand engraving can take up to a week, as it is a highly skilled job.
All our pre-owned jewellery has been fully reconditioned in our workshop, and this service is also available to those of you who have antique pieces which need some specialised restoration.
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Stone Replacement
Watch Repairs
Valuations
Stone Replacement Watch Repairs Valuations
In the unfortunate event you lose a stone from a ring, our company can source many different gemstones, both precious and semi-precious. We then insert the stones at our workshop.
We can repair or restore older watches. Due to the fact we specialise in antique jewellery, pocket-watches or diamond cocktail watches are well within our area of expertise.
Our qualified valuers can issue insurance valuations to ensure your jewellery is protected.

At McGowans Jewellers we provide free estimates and interest free credit so call us today on 0141 221 0101 or contact us to see how we can help you.