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María Félix, Cartier's favorite Mexican diva

At María Félix's request, Cartier created one of the most iconic jewelry pieces in the world

María Félix, Cartier's favorite Mexican diva
The famous crocodile necklace - Photo: Taken from Cartier's website
English 07/04/2019 12:52 Mexico City Carolina Mejía Actualizada 12:54
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Legend has it that in 1975, Mexican actress María Félix went to the Cartier store in Paris carrying a baby crocodile and a very peculiar request. The Mexican diva wanted the jewelers to make her an accessory resembling the animal.

At María Félix's request, Cartier created one of the most iconic jewelry pieces in the world.

The design was formed by two intertwined crocodiles that could also be worn as brooches.

One of the crocodiles was made of gold and was encrusted with over 1,000 diamonds. The other was made with white gold and encrusted with over 1,000 emeralds.

The crocodile's eyes were encrusted with emeralds and rubies, becoming one of the most iconic and unique pieces in the world.

But besides this beautiful necklace, María Félix owned several pieces from Cartier, including a snake bracelet, rings, earrings, and other pieces.

And now, the luxury brand launched a collection inspired by the Mexican diva. The new collection includes an emerald crocodile necklace and other pieces that emulate Félix's iconic style.

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