In 1975, María Félix, the famous Mexican actress who starred opposite Yves Montand and was the muse for Jean Cocteau, walked into Cartier and asked them to make a necklace in the likeness of her pet crocodile. "You might hurry", she said handing over the reptile, "because he's growing fast". Cartier made a double crocodile necklace with articulated diamonds on one side and 1,066 emeralds set into the other, which flamboyant Félix wore with a red cape,
large gold hoop earrings and a black sombrero.
. (Campaña Inspirada En La Figura De María Félix)