Echunga Jupiter Creek Pendant
Echunga Jupiter Creek diamond pendant featuring a pear cut, lemon flavoured diamond. This stunning yellow diamond’s shape is echoed by the gorgeous curves of the open, pear shape gold pendant. In Gerard McCabe’s Echunga Collection every coloured diamond is unique. 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.