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A company called Jatco is finding new ways to use formerly discarded fish parts. Recently they partnered with designer Melanie Maggio to create a line of jewelry that re-purposes fish bones, teeth and skin.

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“Osso”–barracuda jawbone with brass chain and findings. $475.

It is all part of an initiative to waste less and appreciate ocean resources more. The pieces include necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. Prices range from $85 to $500. 

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“Octant Cuff”–white bronze with a starfish inset. $250.

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“Catch Ring”–sterling silver inset with barracuda tooth. $195.

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“TGO Chain & Claw Bracelet”–brass lobster claw on a rose gold-plated chain. $195.

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“The Bateman Cuff”–sterling silver and leather salmon skin. $250.

For more unique pieces, check out their website: www.shopjacto.com 

Sources: 

Fabricant, Florence. “Fish Teeth, Bones or Skin Find Their Way into Jewelry.” The New York Times. 25 July 2016. Web. 7 September 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/27/dining/jacto-fish-jewelry.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FJewels%20and%20Jewelry&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection&_r=0

“About.” Jatco. n.d. Web. 7 September 2016. http://shopjacto.com/about

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