Detroit Fordite Double Pendant
This lovely double Fordite pendant features a beautifully matched pair of Detroit Fordite cabochons. Each stone has a classic "eye" pattern, surrounded by swirls and layers of color. I thought they looked so good together, so I designed this pendant to hold both! The sterling bezels are hand-fabricated to fit each stone perfectly, and the high-polish looks wonderful against the colors and patterns of the Fordite.
The pendant is suspended from a sturdy 18" oval cable chain. If you would like an extender, just send me a message and I'll include one at no charge!
Each Fordite I cut is completely unique and one of a kind!
What Is Fordite?
Fordite, also known as Detroit or Motor City Agate, is the by-product of automobile manufacturers from the now obsolete practice of hand spray-painting cars on the production line. Multiple layers of differently colored paint overspray would build up on the tracks, and eventually had to be removed when it started obstructing the tracks. Once it was removed, people noticed how aesthetically beautiful it was, and artists started begging for the material. Thus Fordite was born! People knowledgeable in classic cars can actually point to certain colors in Fordite and name the car and production year it came from. What a great way to own a piece of history!