This beautiful material was first popularised in Europe by Jean-Claude Galluchat (d. 1774), a master leatherworker in the court of Louis XV of France. It quickly became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy, and migrated throughout Europe by the mid-18th century.
Since then it has been used for many decorative purposes as today in jewellery.
A rare marriage of this beautiful natural material and time-honoured craft brings out some fun pieces in surprising colours.

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