Detroit Fordite Teardrop Necklace
This gorgeous Detroit Fordite has crazy shimmer! The freeform teardrop shape beautifully showcases the sparkly layers of color. This pendant is set in a hand-fabricated sterling silver bezel setting, perfectly framing the stone.
The pendant is suspended from a sturdy 18" oval cable chain. If you would like an extender, just include a note at checkout.
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!