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A guide to buying jewellery for someone else

December is here, which can only mean one thing – let the Christmas shopping commence! It’s always difficult buying things for other people, especially when it comes to jewellery. You want to give someone a piece of jewellery that they’ll love and wear with pride. With a little preparation and following our quick guide, you’reFind out more

From Promise to Eternity: Do you know your rings?

The one thing all rings have in common is the circular shape that forms around the finger, but apart from this, each and every ring is very unique in its own way. Each has its own sentimental meaning and significance to the wearer, but also its own meaning and significance according to history and tradition.Find out more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our stores across Glasgow and Aberdeen! Our Christmas windows are in and we are fully ready to embrace the festive season. It’s our favourite time of year! Visit us in store to find the perfect presents for your loved ones, or just treat yourself! Visit ourFind out more

5 things you didn’t know 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 Keep reading to find out 5 interesting facts about the mesmerising birthstone of November. TopazFind out more

How to care for Opal and Tourmaline

Born in October? You are lucky enough to have two birthstones; Opal and Tourmaline! These enchanting gemstones are beautifully unique, just like the wearer themselves. Learn more about the birthstones of October and how to take care of them below.   Opal     Durability: Very delicate Mohs hardness: 5.5 – 6.5 The Mohs hardnessFind out more

We’re hiring for a Store Manager in Aberdeen!

Full Time: 5 working days, 9am to 5.30pm (weekend and bank holiday work will be required) Salary: DOE We are looking for a motivated, positive and experienced jewellery Store Manager to join our friendly team in our Aberdeen boutique. This exciting opportunity would be well suited to an individual with experience of managing a highFind out more

Welcome to the Family

Family is a big part of who we are at McGowans. As a fourth-generation family run business, found in 1895, our family values have been at the core of our stores for almost 125 years. Trust, compassion and honesty are just a few of our family values that have stayed true to who we areFind out more

Keeping up with appearances

We have recently been making some changes to the window displays at our Glasgow stores in Argyll Arcade! Having been established since 1895, we know just how important maintaining stores standards is. Window displays are an especially important aspect of the store appearance and the retail experience for customers as a whole. At McGowans, weFind out more

The Spectrum of Sapphires

Throughout history, Sapphires have been prized as one of the world’s most elite gemstones for their alluring beauty and are still just as popular today. Sapphire has different meanings across the world and has been worn since ancient times, particularly adored by royalty. Although almost always associated with the colour blue, sapphires actually exist inFind out more