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Jewellery That Marked History

As millennia and centuries go by, history is enriched with the life stories of marking figures. Jewellery is a fascinating and timeless stamp of history, as it traces back to the beginning of time. From the closets of royalty to the necks of iconic Hollywood stars, here are the tales of the jewels that marked history.   Cleopatra’s Emeralds  Egypt was historically known for its emerald mining which –Find out more

Summer 2021 Jewellery Trends

Summer trends are highly anticipated, as fashion peaks during the summer season. Jewellery trends are exciting in the summer, because they are front and centre when clothing is less so in the warm weather (when we are lucky enough to get it in Scotland!). If you’re looking to elevate your jewellery style this summer, here are some of the top trendsFind out more

Men’s Jewellery: The Essential Gift Guide

There is no better time than now for men to rock jewellery. From high fashion to independent designers, men’s jewellery is the hit piece of the season and, with Father’s Day approaching, makes a great gift for the dad who won’t get himself anything. Here are the men’s jewellery essentials that would make a perfectFind out more

How to care for your gemstones

Caring for your jewellery is important to make sure it not only stays clean, but also maintains its brilliant sparkle and shine all year round! Every gemstone has different properties, and each deserves its own unique care and attention. Different cleaning methods apply to each gem stone, and there are some things you should avoidFind out more

The Myths and Legends about Emerald

Once upon a time, a beautiful green stone was discovered. The mesmerising colour of emerald is not the only thing captivating about the May birthstone. With a history full of tales, emerald is a mysterious gemstone with quite a few legends to tell. Here are some of our favourite myths and legends about emerald, fromFind out more

Know Your Opals: Natural vs Created

In recent years, a new category of stones has made an entrance onto the gemstone market: man-made gemstones. Although met with reasonable doubt from the public at first, laboratory-born gemstones have found their way onto the shelves of the most prestigious and renowned jewellers. Scientists and gemmologists are now able to recreate some of theFind out more

Enjoy a McGowans VIP appointment

We are thrilled to be opening soon in the Argyll Arcade in Glasgow. We have thorough health and safety measures in place and we are closely following government guidance to ensure you have a safe and comfortable shopping experience with us. We would love for you to visit us in-store. If you like, you canFind out more

The Wellbeing Power of Gemstones and Crystals

Gemstones and crystals are one of Earth’s most beautiful and mysterious creations. Buried deep across the globe, the precious stones introduced centuries of civilisation to the many beliefs and symbols that were unearthed with them. Where gemstones are said to attract certain emotions and have specific meaning, crystals are energy-charged and are believed to harnessFind out more

Unique Proposal Ideas

Spending almost every hour of every day with your partner whilst in lockdown could have gone two ways: unbearably difficult or falling deeper in love. For the latter, it may have come with the reassurance you needed and the certitude of wanting to spend the rest of your life with them. If you’re thinking ofFind out more