Jewels belonging to Rosita Diaz Gimeno (1908-1986) - December 31 in Cannes

Brooch signed Cartier Paris
Brooch signed Cartier Paris

This interesting selection of vintage and contemporary jewelry belonged to Rosita Diaz Gimeno, one of the great stars of Spanish cinema of the 1930's, and one of the first women who also succeeded in Hollywood, under contract with Fox Studios.

After being arrested, imprisoned and almost shot during the beginning of the Spanish Civil War because she was the wife of the son of the President of the Republic Juan Negrin, Rosita was forced to flee abroad to save her life. A new stage began and she managed to pursue a great international career in film and theatre, working with the most renowned directors, including Jean Grémillon for example, alongside actors such as Maurice Chevalier.


Broche feuillage Cartier

Leaf brooch in yellow gold set with emeralds and rubies for approx 3,20 cts total and brilliant cut diamonds for about 1 ct - Signed Cartier Paris, numbered and maker's mark SCA

L : 6,5 cm - W : 3,5 cm / Gw : 34,60 g (18K - 750/1000)

Estimate : 2500/4500€

Broche Bouffon du Roi Van Cleef & Arpels

Jester brooch in yellow gold, enamel (M), coral beads and diamonds - Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, maker's mark Pery&Fils

Same as the one offered by the Duc & Duchess of Windsor to Miss Anne Seagrim in 1939

L : 6 cm - W : 1,9 cm / Gw : 17,40 g (18K - 750/1000)

Estimate : 2500/4500€


These jewels bear the mark of a period very rich in symbolism, but also in creativity, objects for some rare, for others intriguing, but what makes the originality of this collection is the diversity of what it offers to us. A trip around the world, from Spain to France and Latin America… The Life of an Artist…

Auction "High Jewellery, Signed Diamonds & Jewels" on Thursday 31 December at 2 pm - Cannes

Jewellery expert : Edouard de Garo - edouard@de-garo.com

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