Galuchat Bangle Adorned with Amethyst Cabochons Galuchat, meaning 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. The Sylvie Nissen 2016 Costume Design Award Bracelet is a versatile bracelet that can be worn throughout the day.