An exceptional set of high jewelry signed by Cartier, with 14 Colombian emeralds ♦ ︎
A piece of jewelry that made history has inspired a new exceptional Cartier parure. This is a suite composed of necklace, ring and earrings inspired by the famous necklace made by Cartier in 1975 for the Mexican actress María Félix.
The high jewelry set has a set of 14 emeralds from Colombia.
The emeralds of the jewels, which reflect the shape of the crocodile, weigh a total of 46.45 carats. They are stones considered out of the norm, that is of exceptional beauty and uniformity. To the 14 large emeralds used, they are added with the shape of pearls, always of an intense green color. Also the sculptural aspect of the jewels is valuable, with the crocodile that seems ready to bite those who approach (but it will not happen). Not only that: by stretching the back part towards the tail, the pieces of the necklace can be wrapped around the neck, wrist or finger, or be suspended like a pair of dangling earrings. The legs of the animal, like its scales, have been specially designed to be comfortable even in contact with the skin.
This high jewelry crocodile is inspired, as mentioned above, in the necklace created in 1975 for María Félix.
It is a piece that is now part of the history of the Maison, in the Cartier Collection. The necklace consisted of two completely articulated crocodiles, one with emerald pavé and the other with yellow diamonds. In addition to gold, for this necklace we have used 1023 fancy bright brilliant-cut diamonds of 60.02ct, two cabochon emeralds (eyes), another 1060 emeralds, total weight of 66.86ct, two cabochon rubies (eyes) . Each crocodile is completely articulated and can be worn like a brooch. Lavinia Andorno