Italian jewelry designer Marco Bicego is visiting Saks Fifth Avenue at Polaris Fashion Place Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Italian jewelry designer Marco Bicego is visiting Saks Fifth Avenue at Polaris Fashion Place Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. to showcase his work and mingle with guests. Here's a primer on the artist who is trying to redefine everyday luxury.

*He's inspired: He draws inspiration from colors in nature, architectural design and his travels. His most recent destinations? Murano and Positano (both in Italy) and Africa.

*He's a beach bum: His favorite place to visit is the beach, and he often spends time in the summer with his family at his beach house in Venice.

*He's a novice chef. A favorite ingredient? Mushrooms. He hunts for them during truffle season in the mountains near his home is Asiago, Italy.

*He's an athlete, too. He plays soccer weekly on a team. He's a midfielder who enjoys beers after the games with his friends.

-Kristy Eckert, @kristyeckert