Namibia Italy Gems was founded by Sergio Chiesa, specializing in design and cutting of  exotic pieces of handmade jewellery. Initially the company started with  Makalani palm nuts sculpted into the iconic ladybirds, later moving on to cutting and polishing Namibian gem stones.   Sergio mainly  employs  young and needy men and women, vulnerable unemployed  youth and teach them to create intricate designs with Makalani jewellery and gem stones.