TODAY | March 10, 2013
>>> welcome back to the vatican as the cardinals here prepare to go into sec collusion lusion to elect the next pope.
>> when the next pope is unveiled to the world, be sure to notice the vestmentes, the shoes, the jewelry. as the cardinals gather to make their selection, behind the scenes , skilled artisans hidden away are already hard at work.
>> i'm from the sixth generation that has worked here.
>> reporter: a tailor whose family has been making the vestmentes for hundreds of years is making the clothes the pope will wear. they have already stitched together three in three different sizes.
>> do you read anything into the different sizes as to who you think might be the next pope.
>> you can try but if you are succeeded, reading something, you are much better than we are.
>> reporter: across the river from the vatican is the jeweler that crafted pope benedict 's papal ring . he was asked to create the design in ten days, a ring seen by millions.
>> this is my sistine chapel .
>>> then, there were the pope as red shoes . adriano shafeni. he says, when the announcement comes, he will work day and night.
>> i try to make them according to the old traditions, he sees.
>> traditions reflected not just in the ancient rituals of the conclave or in the pomp and ceremony of the pope's first appearance but in all his finery. keir simmons , nbc