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Yoox.com “Revisiting the 80s” Jewelry Sale

Christian Lacroix

Yves Saint Laurent

Karl Lagerfeld by Ugo Correani

If you’re a jewelry buff, then the name Deanna Farneti Cera will probably ring a bell — after all, the jewelry collector has amassed an astounding collection of costume jewelry pieces over the last 30 years and has penned such authoritative books as Amazing Gems and The Jewels of Miriam Haskell . Now, Yoox.com is offering jewelry lovers a peek at Deanna Farneti Cera’s treasure trove — and, more importantly, a chance to buy some of these pieces through a series of exclusive online sales.

The first sale, entitled “Revisiting the ’80s,” features over 20 pieces dating to the decade we associate with excess, over-the-top exuberance and Gordon Gekko-esque greed.The designers featured range from Christian Lacroix to Yves Saint Laurent, Ugo Correani for Gianni Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent and Premiere Etage. Many of the pieces featured in this sale are one-of-a-kind prototypes that never went into the production stage, so they’re beyond rare (hence why it’s such a treat that Cera is letting them go).

The design motifs, of course, are naturally rooted in the drama and flamboyance of the era in which they were made. Just look at the chunky, gold-coated, leaf-shaped dangle earrings from Christian Lacroix pictured at top. Or check out the slightly Roman Holiday-esque feel of the Karl Lagerfeld by Ugo Correani gold-coated earrings pictured third from top, which feature circular discs (engraved with Karl Lagerfeld’s initials in cursive) embedded inside two thin rectangular bars. For a more kitschy, summer-y feel, check out the Yves Saint Laurent necklace pictured second from top, made using a braided, brown silk cord and gilded metal charms shaped like seashells.

Christian Lacroix earrings, $400; Yves Saint Laurent necklace, $850; Karl Lagerfeld by Ugo Correani, $320. Visit Yoox.com

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