AN­I­MAL KING­DOM

Prestige (Singapore) - - SHOWCASE -

In a trib­ute to Mex­i­can film leg­end María Félix and the neck­lace she or­dered from Cartier in 1975, the mai­son un­veils a stun­ning high jew­ellery neck­lace in white gold with di­a­monds and Colom­bian emer­alds that de­picts the dy­namic form of a coiled croc­o­dile. Part of a parure fea­tur­ing 14 ex­cep­tional emer­ald cabo­chons to­talling 46.45ct, the piece is ac­com­pa­nied by a bracelet, a ring and a pair of ear­rings, all ex­em­pli­fy­ing a fu­sion of enig­matic gem­stones and Cartier’s tra­di­tion of nat­u­ral­is­tic rep­re­sen­ta­tions of flora and fauna. The neck­lace that in­spired this suite was de­signed based on a baby croc­o­dile Félix brought with her into Cartier’s Rue de la Paix bou­tique. Com­posed of two ar­tic­u­lated crocodiles cast in gold – one with pavéd yel­low di­a­monds and the other, emer­alds – that can be in­ter­linked or worn as in­di­vid­ual brooches, the work of art is now part of the Cartier Col­lec­tion.

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