Detroit Fordite Freeform Necklace
This Detroit Fordite pendant has bright stripes of orange and blue, with black and white setting the other colors off beautifully! The freeform cabochon is clean and modern, in a high-polish hand-fabricated setting in sterling silver.
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!