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Gift Guide: Wedding Season

Firstly, if you have upcoming nuptials – congratulations! The full team at McGowans Jewellers send their best wishes for a long and happy marriage. It is wedding season, and we have the perfect gifts for the bride and groom, bridesmaids and even guests. At McGowans, we can perfectly match your wedding theme. If you needFind out more

History of McGowans and the Argyll Arcade

Join us as we look back in time at the history of our stores and how we became one of the most reputable family jewellers in Scotland’s first ever indoor shopping centre, and in the only remaining arcade in the country. When did McGowans start? First established in 1895 in the heart of Glasgow, originallyFind out more

All you need to know about rubies

The infamous birthstone of July, the ruby is one of the more iconic gemstones on the market. Rubies are one of the four precious gemstones. The others are emerald, sapphire, and diamond. Ruby comes from the Latin “Rubens” meaning red. They are made of corundum, which comes in many other colours, but those a classifiedFind out more

Do you know your birthstone?

The idea of a birthstone, which is a gemstone that corresponds to a person’s birth month, is a relatively modern creation. The modern association of one gem to each month, and the practice of wearing just the stone connected to your birth month, arose between the 16th and 18th centuries. In the very early centuries,Find out more

Queen Elizabeth II and her gemstones

This bank holiday weekend marks Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. She has regularly adorned some fantastic jewels over the past 70 decades. During her reign, Queen Elizabeth II’s collection has included some of the world’s most exquisite gems, including her coronation necklace and the imperial state crown. Gemstones are a big feature toFind out more

Gemstone Engagement Rings

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is a phrase you’ve probably heard a million times. Rightly so, every woman would love to receive her first diamond or add one to her collection. Diamond engagement rings are the more traditional route; however, you have gemstone engagement rings which are unique and captivating. One of the mostFind out more

Some of our Favourite Gemstones for 2022

Three months into the new year and we are now fully embracing the jewellery trends 2022 has to offer. Whether this is rings, earrings, pendants or wristwear, one trend that has particularly stood out is gemstone jewellery. Emeralds, Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphire, just to name a few, can be used as statement pieces or forFind out more

5-Stone Diamond Ring Transformation

At McGowans, we pride ourselves in having an extensive range of services to recondition and maintain your old, broken, antique or new pieces. Our skilled jewellers carry out the work in our workshop to efficiently repair your jewellery and keep it looking as good as new. Check out a full list of our services onFind out more