Can't Find Nemo? Try Stingray

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Here's a fashion trend you may or may not want to reel in: stingray chic. Known in the trade as shagreen, stingray skin is making a bit of a splash in the accessory department this season. Cartier is offering a limited-edition shagreen jewelry pouch, and Bill Blass has launched a new line of shagreen-banded watches. "Some customers like [shagreen] because it resembles pavé-set gems," says jeweler Stephen Webster, whose eponymous lines — seen on celebs like Pink and Oprah — feature some shagreen items.

But does harvesting stingrays for fashion have an environmental impact? Stingrays are not...

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