The Cerruti family crest is described as follows:
BLAZON OF ARMS: Argent, a wreath formed from two locks of hair proper; a chief azure, charged with three mullets argent, placed in fess.
TRANSLATION: The mullets (stars or wheels) denote honor and achievement in the service of the State. The locks of hair are puns on the origin of the surname. Argent (white) denotes purity and innocence and azure (blue) signifies truth and loyalty.
If you have a Cerruti family crest that is different, even if slight, and you would like it included here, please feel free to send me a color copy or e-mail me a scanned image.
This over 800 year old Cerruti armorial bearing appears in the book "Il Libro di Casa Cerruti." which states: "There are two escutcheons, for the purposes of symmetry, supported by two dogs contra-rampant, displaying three gold disks on an azure field. The two surmounting crests terminate in a ram's head on the left and a spurred leg on the right. The dog's hold in their paws the hoists of standards bearing a red cross on a white field."
As you can see, the shields are retained in the present day crest depicted below which dates from about 1600.
This crest is used by my family and is the most recent I know of. The same crest appears in the records of other Cerruti families sometimes with very slight variations which are probably due to the particular artist's abilities.
A beautifully detailed example exists in stained glass. It is in my possession and as soon as I can have it scanned it will be shown here.