|A 1975 necklace for María Félix by Cartier Paris. Photo by Vincent Wulveryck for Cartier Collection.|
I would like to wish all of you one glamorous and fabulous 2015 and helping me with this task is a pair of glittery crocodiles! This 1975 Cartier Paris necklace was a special order made for the Mexican actress María Félix. It is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum exhibit Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. I’m not necessarily into crocodiles, but I love the completely over-the-top look of the necklace, not to mention the skill it took Cartier jewelers to create it. Each crocodile, one of fancy yellow diamonds, the other of emeralds, is completely articulated and each can become individual brooches when they are separated. Stunning!
|Wow. Photo by Vincent Wulveryck for Cartier Collection.|
|From the book Amazing Cartier by Nadine Coleno.|
With these crocodiles for inspiration, go pile on that jewelry for 2015, whether fine or costume. María would want you to!
|María Félix wearing the necklace (and a lot more!).|
Happy New Year!