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

“During the lockdowns, we had a lot more people inquiring through Instagram about pieces”: Claire-Laurence Mestrallet of Adam’s on the shifting sands of luxury retail. Pictures throughout: Nathalie Marquez Courtney