The Sharpnose Stingray skins also known as Shagreen selected by Maison Takuya come from a species (Himantura gerrardi) which is not endangered and as such is not protected by CITES. Through a rigorous tanning process these skins are dyed in a selection of bright and classic colors. But the most important step of the process is the polishing of the skins. The specificity of stingray is that their skin is covered by a mosaic of tiny bony plates, composed of the same material as ivory. Through a high level of polishing, similar to the process used for precious stones in jewelry, the brilliance and luster of the material is revealed, producing skins that are both very appealing and extremely resilient.