A 1950s Spanish diamond bracelet

A delicate and charming bracelet by J. Roca of Barcelona.

We find this bracelet made in the 1950s by J. Roca very attractive and a good example of early post-War jewellery when inspiration often came from the glamorous diamond creations of the 1930s.

Composed of 12 step-cut diamonds linked by bands pavé-set with small circular-cut stones, set in platinum and signed J. Roca.

Length: 17.5cm

The jeweller Rogeli Roca was a supporter of the artistic avant-garde and was a great friend of the Catalan architect and city planner, Josep Lluís Sert (1902-1983). Sert designed the ground floor of a building on Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, in 1934, for Roca’s jewellery showroom. His design was radical and provoked controversy at the time; it made use of the metal framework underneath the structure’s neoclassical façade without the need for load-bearing walls. The sophisticated, translucent front to Roca’s premises was constructed using polished and reflective materials to evoke the sparkle of his jewels displayed inside.


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Diamond bracelet set with 12 square-cut diamonds (the 6 larger diamonds weighing approximately 5.70cts in total, the 6 smaller diamonds weighing approximately 1.50cts in total), 60 baguette diamonds weighing approximately 2.40cts in total, and 204 single-cut diamonds

Signed J.Roca


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