Objects of Desire: Claire-Laurence Mestrallet, head of fine jewellery and watches at Adam’s Auctioneers on her most treasured possessions
Mestrallet is the first female director in the company’s 134-year history
Unsurprisingly, I collect jewellery. I’m drawn to retro pieces from the 1940s up to the 1970s, and I especially love French and Italian makers from that period. I would describe my style as very classic, but always with big, bold jewellery to spice it up.
This tank bracelet was my grandmother’s – she had given it to my mom, who wore it for many years, before giving it to my grandmother who passed it on ...