Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings
Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings

MILAN, Nov 7, 2009 / — World-renowned jewellery collector and historian Deanna Farneti Cera has selected as her exclusive partner in de-accessioning items from her vast collection of vintage bijoux, with a series of themed sales which started this year.

The holiday selection (which will be featured within the “hard to find” area of the gift guide) will be supplemented with a new book of hers titled “Coppola e Toppo: Fashion Jewels” (also available for sale on

Of particular note in the sale will be some extraordinary pieces from Coppola e Toppo, the featured brand of the book “Coppola e Toppo Fashion Jewels”, written by Deanna Farneti Cera herself.

Through the images by Gian Paolo Barbieri, the history of Lyda Coppola’s legendary brand is explored, along with its impact on post-War, high-end fashion. Still a point of reference for many Made in Italy brands, the costume jewelry company Coppola e Toppo continues to dazzle collectors and enthusiasts today.

The sale will consist of over 30 pieces from Deanna’s personal collection and will range in price from $200-$3,000. Highlights of the sale include a Coppola e Toppo necklace with degrade crystal beads graduating in color and size, a Kenneth Jay Lane necklace set with faceted faux rubies and rhinestones, and a Ugo Correani for Karl Lagerfeld ruffled cuff bangle in bands of plexiglass and filigree black metal “lace”.

All themed sales have been conceived and curated by Deanna Farneti Cera in collaboration with vintage expert and YOOX Vintage director Holly Brubach. “ A sale like this is a testament to the collector’s knowledge, taste, and choices, and it allows me to re-distribute the same pleasure that the I found in bringing these items together,” Deanna Farneti Cera says.

“These extraordinary items, most of them never before available for sale, constitute an unprecedented opportunity for vintage collectors looking to acquire the extremely rare and for avid shoppers looking to fall in love with jewellery that will reinvigorate their wardrobes,” says Holly Brubach. We’re honoured and delighted that Deanna Farneti Cera has chosen YOOX Vintage as the exclusive venue for de-accessioning these precious examples of the greatest costume-jewellery designers’ work, and we’re planning future sales together that promise to be every bit as historic and exciting.”