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The Heritage of the McCabe Family in Jewellery

4 Generations Of Jewellery Experience

 Gerard McCabe has a proud family heritage of jewellers that stretches back generations.

From our humble beginnings in 1878 as McCabe Tailors through to today, we have strong familial and location ties within Adelaide. Our history is a valuable tool which we wield.

It provides our customers’ with a palpable sense of trust and faith. By long association, we know not only our trade but our customers and our beautiful city down to the bones. This can only ensure the best service and the most careful attention and expertise. Directed at you, our customer.

RETAILERS FROM THE START

Arriving in Australia in 1878 Patrick McCabe was entrepreneurial from the start, opening a Tailor shop in Hindley Street and eventually passing on his skills, work ethic and business acumen to his son Paddy and grandson Frank McCabe. During the Great Depression, Frank began buying & selling sovereigns and eventually turned his Pirie Street Store into a Jewellery Store. Frank’s son Patrick inherited this legacy and the business thrived as an exporter of opals and a retail manufacturing outlet.
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GERARD MCCABE - THE EARLY YEARS

Starting out in the footsteps of his grandfather, Frank and father, Patrick, Gerard with his wife Pauline created the business on April 1st, 1986. They focused on second hand, antique jewellery, manufacturing rings and provided a trade valuation service to over 30 jewellery stores. From its earliest beginnings, Gerard McCabe Jewellers was a family run operation. After moving into Adelaide Arcade in 1989 the business began to grow.

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A BRAND IS BORN

The Gerard McCabe brand begun to take hold as the business expanded to include a new location in Rundle Mall and grew to include a separate head office including its own designer workshop. The next generation began to be involved in the business under Gerard as a mentor.

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SPECTACULAR JEWELLERY DESIGN

During this time the Gerard McCabe Brand evolved to sell it’s own unique collections of Jewellery. These collections reflected the unique history of the brand, and the expertise gained over four generations. In 2010, Gerard McCabe launched their online store, which was quite unique as other high end jewellery stores still focused on printed catalogues.

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THE NEXT GENERATION

The Brands connection to Adelaide deepens with the development of unique collections of historical significance such as the Echunga Collection. Gerard’s eldest children Jessica and Justin are now more involved in the management of the business. 
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Diamond Jewellery Specialists

You deserve an exceptional piece of jewellery and an unforgettable experience. Discover the Gerard McCabe passion for excellence, quality and customer service. Our unique designs are both beautiful and manufactured to last.
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Echunga

No two diamonds alike. Echunga is an exclusive collection of jewellery inspired by the mystery and folklore of the rare Echunga diamonds.

Kaleidoscope

Colour Your World with a collection inspired by rainbows, wild flowers and exotic butterflies.

Linea Rings

Gerard McCabe Linea Rings are made to be together, just like you. Every engagement ring design is created with matching wedding ring and anniversary ring options that fit perfectly.