Our team are who makes McGowans so special! Our friendly and professional staff are always on hand in store to help you find the perfect piece. Get to know some more of our team and find out what jewellery means to them below…
“Jewellery is special to me as it represents special moments in life. When you’re given an item of jewellery it holds significant memories and can be cherished forever.
I have many pieces of special jewellery I treasure. My most recent item I was given was a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet and diamond earrings that I got from my husband for my wedding present to wear on our wedding day. I was also given a charm bracelet for my 18th birthday and over the years I have collected many charms that remind me of certain things.
My favourite part of working at McGowans is meeting new people and helping them choose something that is perfect for them! I really enjoy this part of my job because I love hearing customers stories as to why they have come into the store. It’s especially rewarding if it’s for a special occasion or milestone in their life as I enjoy being part of helping to create that perfect moment.
Not long after starting at McGowans I had ‘picked’ my engagement ring and took a picture of it to show my fiancé (at the time), Gary, the ring with a slight hint… Little did I know, not long after this in November he got in contact with my mum, Rhona, who also works in the Aberdeen boutique involving her in the secret purchase! It was all kept under wraps for two months until Gary proposed to me at Disneyland Paris and the story was unveiled!
It’s great to be involved in helping couples pick the perfect ring. It’s such a joy when they come back in store to tell us their partner has said ‘YES’!”
“I find jewellery is often used to mark many special occasions which over the years can result in many treasured memories. My own special items of jewellery would be my engagement ring and my grandmothers garnet ring. I enjoy meeting new people that come to shop with McGowans and love helping them find their special item which one day will hold lots of happy memories and may even be passed through generations of their family.”
“I have always loved jewellery and trained as a silversmith. Personally, I especially love my treasured sapphire ring and my wee ‘museum collection’ of unique pieces! My favourite part of working at McGowans is working with a great team – we all consider each other good friends.
I also really enjoy seeing the changing styles in jewellery from antique to modern and finding each client the perfect piece to suit them, whatever occasion it is for. Our window displays are an iconic staple of the McGowans brand, which is another area of my work I truly enjoy and take pride in.”
Visit us in store in Aberdeen or Glasgow to discover our beautiful range of new and antique jewellery, and meet our friendly team!