Roberto Capra spent his most formative years in Valenza, Italy. Valenza has been the epicenter for high quality Italian artisanal jewelry with a long-lasting tradition in technical, stylistic, and material innovation. It was in his home city where he began his training and journey in the industry.
After moving to London, in his early 20’s, Roberto was exposed to a new side of jewelry, vintage and collection pieces. Thanks to an internship opportunity, Roberto refined his craft, developed his distinguished taste and understanding of craftsmanship and quality, while learning to develop his keen eye for choosing one-of-a-kind pieces.
Later, he moved to New York City, which he now calls home. The hustle and bustle and energy of the city drew him to stay and establish his business as a vintage jewelry connoisseur right in Manhattan’s renowned Diamond District.
He is a specialist in vintage jewelry, with a particular interest and deep knowledge in the Art Deco period. When asked the question, how do you know you made the right purchase? He replies, “you actually never know, you just follow your instincts.” Roberto’s first and foremost motto is honesty, always putting the client first.
Roberto only partners with the best, among them his business associate, Lucia Boffetta. She began her jewelry journey with Roberto as his apprentice. He taught her the secrets of the trade, and she fell in love with it. After her time with him, Lucia completed her GIA Graduate Gemologist Program and later started her own company. Since then, she and Roberto have become great friends and business partners. He is based in New York, and she is established in Geneva, becoming the perfect team.
When he is not on his treasure hunts, you can find Roberto on the golf course teeing up with his favorite hybrid, always attempting to get a perfect par.