International Visionary Awards 2014
The Sylvie Nissen Costume Design Award
The Sylvie Nissen Collection
Solid Silver Bangle -Size 50 mm-Chocolate Stingray (Galuchat)
Adorned with precious stones - Peridot, Amethyst, Blue Topaz,
Pink Tourmaline & White Topaz
The history of Galuchat: Galuchat means sharkskin or stingray skin, was named after Louis XV 's master leather artisan, Jean-Claude Galuchat, who introduced this exotic material to France during the 18th century. He used the scarce skins to manufacture luxurious items such as jewellery boxes and various furniture. The first signs of this alluring textile dates back to 8th century Japan where it was used for breastplates, sheaths, and the handles on swords, due to its resilient texture. The Shogun Samurais and Attila warriors used it to protect their armours.