The warmth and blue skies of Italy and the sunshine and freshness of Australia make a winning combination. These elements come together in Nicola Cerrone, young, winsome and friendly.

"I was lucky to have been born in Italy, with its centuries of culture and traditions, and its world name for fashion and the arts," he said. "And I was lucky to have established a jewelry base in Australia, that has bountiful natural resources in gems, and that offers opportunities."

He works with diamonds, pearls, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and opals in producing unique pieces of jewelry. As he designs and creates, he thinks, he said, "of originality, beauty and quality, to make the piece well, to give my clients the very best value in stones and setting, to maintain high standards of craftsmanship and design excellence." The personal style that characterizes his creations somehow includes the suggestion of warmth and sunshine that are his twin heritages.