“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
At Calleija, it’s the personal touch that makes all the difference. From the craftsmen in the workshop to the illustration professionals in the boutique, Calleija provide that extra special touch one looks for when making the most important decisions in life. “Designing and crafting these intricate creations is such a personal process”, says John Calleija.“There has always been the focus on specialised hand skills which have been passed down through the generations. Every design is an incarnation of passion, distinction and a commitment to handmade luxury jewellery”. With an alluring mastery of design and craftsmanship, Calleija jewels are the ultimate in artful personal expresssion. Visit Calleija to discuss your customised engagement ring, wedding band or bespoke design, and watch the Calleija team make all your dreams come true.
The Perfect Gems - Where It All Begins
As a qualified diamond and gem grader, John Calleija searches the world for the perfect gems. He personally selects every diamond and coloured gem to craft each creation. Calleija gems have been chosen for that special something, their extra special quality. John sees a gemstone, connects with its story and crafts a design guaranteed to bring out the intrinsic essence of its beauty.
John knows from the very beginning the best angles to bring out the light and scintillation from within the facets of every jewel. Upon deciding on your preferred design, the Calleija artists then set to work sketching the final piece just for you, with all the finishing touches in place, including selection of claws, the setting, gem size, band shape, shoulder design, gold or platinum, diamond placement and overall look. John Calleija personally reviews the final design prior to commencing production in the workshop.
Each diamond and gemstone is carefully manoeuvred into position with hair-thin precision, using the sketch to guide every step of the creation. Nothing is left to chance. Calleija craftsmen use handheld files, microdrills and scorpers to perfect the concave and convex curves of each design. It is this precision, the exact details, and years of experience that ensures your finished Calleija piece is composed of the ultimate pedigree.
Your Finished Design
At Calleija, our ultimate goal is to make all your dreams and wishes come true. Your finished design is the supreme reflection of this commitment. The flawless union of individuality, harmony, design and craftsmanship all meld together to produce your finished piece. Great care is taken to ensure all the intricate handcrafted details are exactly as you desire. Upon collecting your bespoke creation from your Calleija boutique, you will welcome into your life the most precious asset of distinct presence to cherish for years to come, destined to be passed down from generation to generation.