Detroit Fordite Rectangle Stud Earrings
These adorable Fordite studs have an unusual striped pattern, each earring a near perfect mirror image of the other. Buffed to a high polish, the rectangular cabochons have sterling silver posts and ear nuts.
Each Fordite I cut is completely unique and one of a kind!
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!