Echunga Chapman Gully Pendant
An exquisite pendant, the Echunga Chapman Gully design features a pair of natural coloured diamonds crafted in 18ct yellow gold. These diamonds are pineapple and passionfruit flavours. In Gerard McCabe’s Echunga Collection every natural coloured diamond is unique. William Chapman and his father were some of the first people to find gold in Echunga. They traced the gold back to its source in a gully which was later named Chapman Gully and we have named this design for this local Adelaide legend. This 18ct yellow gold pendant comes with an adjustable length 18ct gold chain which can be worn at 42cm or 45cm long.
The Echunga collection is inspired by the fabulous local mystery of the rare Echunga diamonds. Discovered at Echunga in the picturesque Adelaide Hills during the gold rush of the late 1800s, the true source of the original diamonds remains unknown to this day. Gerard appraised the original diamonds 1994 for the South Australian Museum, which sparked the idea for this unique collection. The origin of the Echunga diamonds remains a mystery, as there are no known Kimberlite pipes (which are responsible for the formation of mined diamonds) in the area where they were found. This design is named after the Jupiter Creek goldfield. During the height of the Adelaide Hills gold rush of the late 1800s up to 1,500 diggers worked this rich goldfield.
Every coloured diamond in the Echunga collection is unique. Working with these exquisite natural gems has lead to the creation of a suite of one-of-a-kind jewellery. Key to each design is matching sets of different natural coloured diamonds to create beautifully unique jewellery. We use flavours as a helpful way to describe the colours of these very special diamonds.
Round brilliant cut, Yellow diamond: 0.027ct.