Rare 1960's Detroit Fordite Pendant with Sterling Beaded Halo
Made from authentic 1960's Detroit Fordite, this pendant has the gorgeous colors so popular in that era! Baby blue and light green are surrounded by striations of red, ivory, and dark blues. I hand-fabricated the setting out of solid sterling silver with a beaded edge halo surrounding the stone.
The sterling snake chain measures 16" long total; I can add an extender if you'd like, just send us a message with your order!
What Is Fordite?
Also known as Detroit or Motor City Agate, Fordite 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 its ability to be cut and polished into sculptures and gemstones. Artists started begging for the material, and 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!