Detroit Fordite Freeform Pendant
This Detroit Fordite pendant has a lovely display of black and red striations, in a smaller freeform shape. The Fordite cabochon is set in a hand-fabricated sterling silver bezel, and 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!