SNAKE NECKLACE, 1968
In 1968, the extravagant Mexican actress María Félix ordered a snake necklace from Cartier. The ingenuity of the design makes it a unique piece in the history of jewellery. Thousands of hours of work and great expertise were put into making this 57-centimetre long reptile, with an entirely articulated structure paved with 2,473 diamonds. A jewellery piece that has since become emblematic.