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Old Style in the Modern World

Vintage and antique styles are in, and the trend isn’t going anywhere soon. From vintage clothes and bags to furniture and ornaments, and now even jewellery and accessories. There is something attractive about antique and vintage pieces that have made the likes of pocket watches and brooches make such a huge resurgence in today’s modernFind out more

Aquamarine – everything you need to know

Find out more about the birthstone of March and everything you need to know about the stunning gemstone below! History of Aquamarine The bluish-green gemstone was once believed to protect sailors on voyages, as well as being a symbolism of preserving or enhancing the health of the wearer. Aquamarine is also a symbol of faithfulnessFind out more

We’re hiring in Aberdeen!

PART TIME SALES ADVISOR REQUIRED: MATERNITY LEAVE COVER   THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED AND IS CLOSED.   Temporary position from June 2019 to February 2020 Weekend work – part time Location: 88 Union Street, Aberdeen   Do you have experience in the retail or jewellery industry and excellent customer service skills? We areFind out more

Meet the team Part 2: Jodie, Kimberley and Carol

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 momentsFind out more

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