At Calleija, we're often asked, "What is the main difference between an existing design and a bespoke creation?"
John Calleija says, "A personal, bespoke design really is just that -- a personal story, made from elements of the owner, a reflection of them and their jewellery personality. A bespoke design takes into consideration the shapes and colours the owner prefers, with the ultimate aim to pour energy and life into the piece to ensure the gemstones are shown in their best light."
John continues, "It's in the way we set the gemstones, the side details, the top view and everything surrounding the final design. Of particular importance is your gemstone and your personality — bringing both together in a marriage that lasts a lifetime. But the success of the overall result comes from the enormous amount of time, energy and care that goes into planning your beloved piece of jewellery."
Each element that passes through the Calleija workshop is testament to the supreme dedication, passion and care that becomes a joy for the fortunate receiver. “Bespoke, handmade and individually created with dedication - that’s our passion. In my mind handmade jewellery creations that personalise and reflect your individual style are always treasured for generations to come. It's tangible and intangible - you can feel it, you can touch it, and sometimes it’s hard to explain -- you just know it.”
At the heart of Calleija lies its artistic design workshop, where John Calleija's sketches land in the hands of Calleija's talented Master Craftsmen. They turn imagination into reality, crafting Platinum, White Gold, Yellow and Rose Gold to hold beautiful Diamonds, Gemstones and Pearls.
John Calleija's newest design marks the beginning of the Calleija Anniversary Collection, in anticipation of Calleija's 30th Anniversary in December 2014. This stunning ring features a 0.53ct Round Brilliant Cut Australian Argyle Pink '2012 Tender' Diamond set in Platinum and Rose Gold and complemented by White, Yellow and Argyle Pink Diamonds. Every year, only 55-60 Pink Diamonds are sold to the highest bidders at the Argyle Tender. Each Pink Diamond must be over 0.50 carats and of the finest cut, colour and clarity. Calleija boast a magnificent selection of Argyle Tender Pink Diamonds, and the Calleija team invite you for a private viewing of these incredible treasures from Mother Nature. Discuss with them your own special creation -- our Calleija craftsmen can bring it to life.
Follow our Blog for more jewellery design updates. The Anniversary Collection will feature stunning rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets, showcasing the best of Calleija design.
Magic Millions Racing Women Ambassador, Zara Phillips, will be wearing an exclusive selection of bespoke Calleija jewellery at the upcoming Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival. Ms. Phillips MBE recently won an Olympic silver medal in Equestrian at the London 2012 Games and is a former European and World equestrian champion.
The bespoke jewellery, known as "Elegante", is a Suite created especially for Ms. Phillips, capturing the splendour and energy of this international racing event, held annually on the Gold Coast, Australia. Using Lemon and Green Quartz with touches of equine influences, John Calleija created jewels that ignite beauty and strength and are worthy of a day at the races.