Posted on: 6/13/2014 9:39 AM
In celebration of the 'Italian National Day' today we take a stroll through Nicola Cerrone's hometown of Lanciano in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Abruzzo boasts the title of Greenest Region in Europe.
The ancient town of Lanciano , a few km from the Adriatic and in the heart of the commercial south-eastern corner of Abruzzo, is rich in art, history and events for the visitors, and a special religious destination for its famous 'Eucharistic Miracle'.
Well known for the export quality produce such as pasta, olives, vegetables, fruit and dairy products as well as traditional products such as saffron and liquorice. However the regions most prized contribution to the world is Abruzzo's wine Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
Nicola Cerrone was proudly awarded 'The Keys to the City' in 2005 and is an honored citizen of the region, sitting along side Madonna, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Formular 1 Racer Jarno Trulli and famous pasta producer Filippo Giovanni De Cecco (De Cecco pasta).
Nicola will travel to Italy this week for the grand opening of the Cerrone Boutique in central Lanciano.Read More
On the 27th of September 2013 we cut the ribbon for the opening of our 4th Cerrone Boutique at the Sydney International Departures Terminal, we are proud to announce that we are the only tax free Australian Argyle Diamond outlet in the world. Make sure you call in on your next overseas trip.Read More
'We are very excited to be the first jewellery company in the world to offer Argyle Pink diamonds tax free at our 4th store in the Sydney International Departures Terminal of the Airport. This gives people a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of Australian rarity.' - Nicola Cerrone
Only at Cerrone Sydney International Departures Airport.Read More
Australian racing's newest jewel in the crown, The Championships in Sydney, now has world-class trophies to match with stunning creations by leading luxury jewellery house Cerrone.
The trophies, featuring an emerald horse with Argyle pink diamond eyes and black diamond mane and hooves were crafted for The Championships at Royal Randwick on April 12 and 19.
The use of emeralds was inspired by Sydney being known as 'The Emerald City'. In the classic book, and later movie The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City is located in the center of the Land of Oz, at the end of the famous yellow brick road.
After researching trophies throughout the world the design chosen was "innovative, creative and different - to really show the world Australian talent", said Mr Nic Cerrone, adding the curves of the horse was fundamental to the design of the trophy. "Curves are a main element of Cerrone designs, they represent nature and in this case sculpt the magnificently stong and muscular detail of the racehorse".
Each major trophy was pave set with over 2,000 green emeralds weighing over 40ct and 140 black diamonds weighing 4.52ct with 2 natural Australian Argyle pink diamond for eyes.
The trophies were awarded to winning connections of the 10 Championships races on Day 1 and Day 2 of The Championships. They add further prestige to the event which already carries a stunning $18.2million in prizemoney. Winning trainers and jockeys also receive a miniture replica of the trophy.
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Carmela Cerrone is the Director and co-founder of Cerrone alongside her husband Nicola. Together they are a tour de force, creating some of the most exquisite and admired pieces.
Carmela has grown with the business from starting her career as a Cerrone Retail Manager to now, designing her own bespoke collection, the Carmela Cerrone Collection.
Her greatest achievement is her family. She is very proud of her two daughters, who are both involved in the business, and receives much joy from her two gorgeous grandchildren.
The Carmela Cerrone collection gives wings to a womans individuality and creativity as it truly embodies the spirit of the versatile female. Using natural gemstones and pearls, the Cerrone family heritage is beautifully expressed in the collection.
'The profound love you feel for your children is an emotion unlike any other. I wish all the mother's a blessed and peaceful Mother's Day' - Carmela CerroneRead More
Congratulations to Nic for being awarded on Wednesday evening in Chieti Italy - seventy-two business men and public employees have been awarded from the Chieti’s Provincia during the 19th edition of the Fedelta’ al Lavoro e Progresso Economic ceremony.
During the opening speech the Chamber of Commerce President, Silvio Di Lorenzo, talked about the struggles that the businesses in the province have had to face due to the economy crisis and the future goals that the Chamber wants to achieve in the area to restart the growth.
Four prestigious prizes were assigned to celebrate special personality who achieved great success within the cultural, economic, artistic and entrepreneurial field – Nicola Cerrone was amongst this top four receiving an award for being the most famous jewellery designer in Australia known as “the king of diamonds”.Read More