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All About Amethyst

The beautiful Amethyst stone is the birthstone of February. Known for its mesmerising purple colour, here is everything about Amethyst and its captivating history! History and origins 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 powerfulFind out more

Ruby Red for Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and after a year like no other, a celebration of love and appreciation is just what most of us need. Whether you are all about grand gestures or enjoying the simple pleasure of gift giving, this celebration is about expressing our love to our significant other, in a meaningful way.Find out more

Ring sizing explained: find the perfect fit!

Rings come in a wide range of sizes, but unlike clothing and shoes, knowing your ring size is not exactly considered common knowledge. When trying on different sizes in person at a jewellery store to find the right one is not an option, you can find out yourself online which size would be the perfectFind out more

Diamonds: 5 reasons why bigger isn’t always better

When it comes to diamonds, bigger isn’t always better. A diamond’s carat size is certainly an important aspect to consider when shopping for diamonds – after all, carat size is part of the 4 Cs. But it isn’t necessarily the most important feature. If you’re thinking of buying a diamond for yourself or a lovedFind out more

A gemstone for every occasion

2020 has been a very different year for all of us, but we’re still making Christmas time special. It’s a time for giving and showing others how much they mean to you, and what better way to show your love than with a beautiful gemstone that will last a lifetime. We believe there is aFind out more

Festive Opening Hours

Visit us in store at 4 and 41 Argyll Arcade, Glasgow, this Christmas! Our friendly team will help you discover the perfect pieces for your loved ones, from beautiful elegant diamond jewellery to unique vintage gemstone jewellery. Book your free of charge VIP appointment by emailing bookings@mcgowansjewellers.com or call 0141 221 0101.

A new way to shop with McGowans

2020 has been different, to say the least. We’ve all had to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and remain flexible in our working approach to stay safe for our customers and staff. During Tier 4 restrictions in Glasgow, we unfortunately have to close our doors to protect everyone, in line with the Scottish Government guidelines.Find out more

Julie completes her JET2 Professional Jewellers’ Diploma!

We are delighted to share that our Sales Advisor, Julie, has successfully complete the JET2 Professional Jewellers’ Diploma with a Distinction grade! Run by the National Association of Jewellery, the JET2 Professional Jewellers’ Diploma is known as the industry’s ‘driving licence’. This qualification is designed for those who have achieved the JET Certificate and wish toFind out more

Did you know this about Topaz?

Did you know that topaz is thought to bestow strength and intelligence on the person who wears it? Topaz is one of the most popular and sought-after gemstones that also happens to be the gem for the month of November, along with Citrine. Keep reading to find out five interesting facts about one of theFind out more