Nicola Cerrone is a true purveyor of beauty and style; an artist of design excellence, Nicola has the remarkable ability to create jewellery that emulates our innermost desires. It is the distinctive individuality and vibrancy of Nicola's designs that won worldwide acclaim, including the most prestigious; The De Beers International Award in Paris.
As one of Australia's most successful and awarded jewellers, Nicola exhibits a passion about his jewellery that has attracted an equally passionate international clientele. With a focus on precious gems, from the coveted South Sea Pearl to Australia's unusual pink, cognac and champagne coloured diamonds, Cerrone creates designs that enhance the character of each individual gem.
Nicola was born in Lanciano, a small village on the East Coast of Italy, 180km from Rome. The Cerrone family immigrated to Australia when Nicola was twelve years old. After completing his secondary education in Sydney, Nicola became an apprentice to a master jeweller in Sydney's central shopping district. Cerrone's ability to work with his hands and a burning desire to succeed in life propelled him to become a master jeweller himself.
Cerrone Jewellers started in a small terrace house in Leichhardt over 40 years ago. Today it has grown to encompass three retail stores. The first, in Catherine Street Leichhardt, is the true home of Cerrone Jewellers. The second beautiful boutique opened in 1988 and is located in Castlereagh Street, Sydney's premier luxury shopping precinct. Cerrone's third outlet, in stylish Cross Street Double Bay, was officially opened in October 1998 and has since relocated to Sydney's Martin Place which opened in 2009.
Nicola Cerrone stands alone amongst his contemporaries in that his designing never loses sight of the ultimate wearer. The client is paramount in each of his concepts and it is this pragmatic approach that has earned him an extensive and loyal clientele.
Cerrone's philosophy of design and quality are simple, "When I create a piece of jewellery, I think of originality, beauty and quality – not about what it will be worth. For me the challenge is to make the piece well, to give my clients the very best quality and value in stones and setting, to maintain our high standards of craftsmanship and finish, as well as our reputation for design excellence."