María Félix was a Mexican actress, one of the leading figures of the golden era of the Cinema of Mexico. Félix’s legendary career started in 1940, when she was approached on the street in Mexico City. her first movie catapulted her to fame. Throughout her long career she acted in 47 movies. Her beauty and flamboyant personality propelled her to international stardom and icon status.
Félix was painted by many artists, including Diego Rivera, Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington.
In fashion she was dressed by designers like Christian Dior and Balenciaga. The house of Hermès designed extravagant creations just for her. She was also a jewellery connoisseur and had an extensive jewellery collection.
In 1968 she commissioned an imposing necklace from Cartier. Set with diamonds in platinum and white gold, this piece has an ingenious circular diamond peg clasp, which holds it together at its crossover point. The reverse is decorated with alternating green, red and black enamel scales, and two emerald eyes peer out from the sides of the head.