I will always remember designing the ‘Virtual Eros’ diamond mask. Out of 2,500 entries, Calleija was bestowed with the De Beers International Diamond Design Award in 2000. Virtual Eros was designed with 44 carats of brilliant diamonds and was chosen as a personal favourite by Madonna. To see it featured in countless publications and in Alexander McQueen’s catwalk was a remarkable experience. I was so thankful to win that De Beers International Diamond Design award; it gave me the confidence to be fearless with my designs and I have always trusted my instinct ever since.