[John Calleija & Zara Phillips. Pic Credit: Dave Benett]
Recently international award-winning jeweller, Calleija unveiled its latest creation, The Zara Phillips Collection by Calleija at an invitation only VIP launch party, held at the jewellers London boutique, in The Royal Arcade in Mayfair.
The party was hosted by Zara Phillips and John Calleija who were joined by Sky Sports presenter, Kirsty Gallagher who acted as MC, actor Jules Knight (Holby City), Viscount and Viscountess Dangan, (descendent of the Duke of Wellington) Mike Tindall joined Zara and the Calleija guests at the after show party took place in Annabel’s Club where the successful collection launch was celebrated.
[Left: Saddle ‘Pave’ set platinum & white diamond cufflinks £8,200 also available in rose gold and yellow gold /Right: Saddle ‘Edge’ set 18ct gold & white Diamond cufflinks, £5,190 also available in rose gold and yellow gold]
The collection initially arose from a meeting between Zara Phillips and John Calleija on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach Australia in 2013, when Zara visited in her role as Ambassador of Racing Women Australia and Calleija was the Official Jeweller for the Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival – roles which continue for them both.
The collection currently comprises of the Saddle Suite and Coronet Suite. Each piece has unique character and is hand-finished in platinum, white, yellow or rose gold, and pave set with complementing diamonds. Using only the world’s finest gemstones Zara Phillips and John Calleija have created modern, wearable works of art to be worn by those who share their spirit for life.
The Saddle Suite, aptly named to represent Zara’s deep-seated love of eventing and Calleija’s passion for beautifully shaped jewellery, embraces undulating curves and bbold designs. The Saddle Ring is available in a selection of finishes including, Full Pave Set, Edge Grain Set, Filigree Finish and bespoke detailing.
The collection comprises of Earrings, Pendants, a Cuff and Gents Cufflinks. It is a remarkable journey and the Zara Phillips Collection by Calleija is the result of a shared vision and inspired authenticity.
Calleija (Shop 14, The Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S4SW)