Detroit Fordite Asymmetrical Leverback Earrings
This asymmetrical pair of Detroit Fordite earrings have beautiful, shimmery layers of color, and look wonderful in the ear! The differing freeform drop shapes of the cabochon stones look great together, and were cut from the same Fordite rough so the layers of color match very well.
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!