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Meet the team Part 1: Nicola, Gordon and Lorraine

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 of our team and find out what jewellery means to them below… “Jewellery, to me, represents a statement of love. It marks a memorable, significantFind out more

Amethyst: Everything you need to know

Find out more about the history of amethyst, and everything you need to know about this mesmerising gemstone below!   History of Amethyst   Amethyst is a stunning purple gemstone, varying in hues from deep mystical dark purple to delicate lilacs. The birthstone of February is said to hold powerful influences and act as aFind out more

Garnet: Everything you need to know

Find out more about the birthstone of January, Garnet, and everything you need to know about this mesmerising gem stone below!   History of Garnet  Garnet is most commonly known as a rich, deep red gem stone, however it is also available in a variety of colours with many variations of the stone existing. VariationsFind out more

Tanzanite: Everything you need to know

Tanzanite, one of the birthstones of December, is a stunning gem stone recognised for its mesmerising blue/violet colouring. It was only recently discovered in the 1960’s, in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, so it is relatively new and becoming ever more popular.   History of Tanzanite Tanzanite was first found in the footFind out more

Jodie passes her Jet 1 Jewellers Certificate

We are delighted that Jodie, our Assistant Manager at our Aberdeen Boutique, has recently passed the Jet1 Professional Jewellers Certificate with flying colours, achieving a Grade A. Run by the National Association of Jewellery, the Jet 1 Professional Jewellers Certificate is known as the industry’s ‘driving licence’. It entails a 6 month course which isFind out more

Topaz – Everything you need to know

The birthstone of November is topaz. It is a well-loved gem stone which is available in a large variety of sizes, cuts and colours, with turquoise and yellow/amber being the most popular colours. The mesmerising gem stone is said to bring joy, generosity, abundance and good health to those who wear it. The ancient GreeksFind out more

Opal: Everything you need to know

Opal is a beautiful gem which encompasses colours from many other gems. The birthstone for October, opal gemstones are unique as each individual gem is made up of a one-of-a-kind colour combination.   History of opal In ancient times, opal was often referred to as the Queen of the Gems, due to its distinct combinationFind out more