Sarah Greene is a Cork-born Irish star of the stage and screen, with recent appearances in hit shows including Bad Sisters, Normal People, and Penny Dreadful. Here, she sits with Adam's Head of Jewellery and Watches, Claire-Laurence Mestrallet, and tries on a selection of her favourite pieces from our upcoming Fine Jewellery & Watches auction on Tuesday 16th May, video below.
Read on for Sarah's insights into each piece.
LOT 178: AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF EMERALD AND GEM-SET PENDENT EARRINGS, BY CHOPARD
Such a beautiful statement pair of earrings. I love that they were worn on the red carpet at Cannes in 2017. I love to imagine what kind of night they had; who they met and who admired them. I'm sure many.
LOT 164: AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
What a dream of a ring. I've had many, many questions and compliments about this beauty since posting a picture of it on Instagram. It's absolutely stunning. Whoever gets to own this beauty is incredibly lucky. It really is special.
LOT 244: A PAIR OF CORAL AND DIAMOND EARCLIPS
I chose these as they reminded me of my mother's earrings growing up in the 80s. She's always had a gorgeous selection of clip-on dress earrings and I spent a lot of my childhood playing dress up with her collection. They really made me smile and brought up some lovely memories.
LOT 57: A DIAMOND DRESS RING
I have been looking for a pinky ring for quite a while and this for me ticked all the boxes. Super cute on and not too big that it could be worn every day. I'll definitely be bidding on this one.
LOT 48: A RETRO GOLD NECKLACE, BY MARCHISIO, CIRCA 1940
I'm a big fan of a chunky necklace. I think it's such a strong look. As it's dated back to the 1940s I love to think of the journey this piece has been on as she was passed down through generations. I love to imagine all the women whose necks she's adorned.
LOT 55: A GOLD SNAKE RING, FRENCH, CIRCA 1960
I think this is such a striking ring on. I immediately fell in love with it. It's really cool but elegant. I wouldn't be the biggest fan of snakes in person but I do think they make for some really interesting and beautiful pieces.
LOT 51: A RETRO GOLD BRACELET, PORTUGESE, CIRCA 1945
This piece is a real showstopper. I had been admiring Claire's version of the tank design and the moment I tried it on I could see why she, the jewellery queen, had invested in one for herself. I loved wearing it. It's super cool.
LOT 165: A PAIR OF DIAMOND HOOP EARRINGS
I am obsessed with these diamond hoops. I am a big fan of a hoop anyway and would wear them most days but these are next level. They really are something else. Definitely had a J.Lo moment trying these on.
LOT 128: A GEM-SET 'PANTHÈRE' COCKTAIL RING, BY CARTIER, 2015
I mean, what's not to love about this iconic ring. It weirdly gave me a sense of power when I tried it on. It's super sexy and strong. Not everyone's cup of tea but if you are into chunky statement pieces then this one's for you.
LOT 30: A PAIR OF INDIAN GEM-SET BANGLES
I was immediately drawn to these beautiful bangles. I love elephants so that was my initial attraction and then on closer inspection, the craftsmanship is so impressive. Such care and attention to detail was taken in the making of these beauties. A truly stunning pair and felt really lovely to wear.
LOT 150: AN ONYX AND DIAMOND SERPENT RING, BY BULGARI
Another serpent ring. This one is slightly more dressy. I love the mixture of materials and stones. It's beautiful to look at. It really catches the eye.
LOT 68: A FINE PAIR OF GEM-SET AND DIAMOND PENDENT EARCLIPS, BY BULGARI, CIRCA 1960
These were my favourites. I truly felt beautiful with these on. They are exquisite. Again, I think these would look great dressed up or down. I was wearing a white shirt when I first tried them and it just completely elevated the look. I love piecing together dressy earrings with a more casual look.
LOT 177: A DIAMOND DRESS RING, BY NIGEL O'REILLY
I chose this ring by Irish designer Nigel O'Reilly as I love his work. I think his designs are so bold and beautiful and authentic. It's very classy on.
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