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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

Step into our workshop…

At McGowans, we are dedicated to offering only the best quality jewellery created by our highly skilled and experienced jewellers. From repairs to the creation of bespoke pieces, our in-house workshop in Glasgow is where all the magic happens! We understand the importance of an in-house workshop, which can offer speedy services to our customers.Find out more

#CaptureTheLove with McGowans

COMPETITION TIME! #CaptureTheLove with McGowans   This World Photo Day (19th August) we want you to capture the love and share your favourite engagement or wedding photo memories with us! Whether they are yours or a friend’s special moments, we want you to share them in the comments of our competition Facebook post to beFind out more

We are hiring in Glasgow!

Do you have experience in the jewellery industry and excellent customer service skills? We are looking for a positive, friendly and approachable individual to join our established team as a full-time Sales Advisor in our Argyll Arcade store in Glasgow. The position ideally would commence at the end of August 2018. About McGowans Jewellers OverFind out more