Elongated Detroit Fordite Sterling Silver Pendant
This rare, genuine Fordite has gorgeous colors, metallic red and burgundy, with deep shimmering charcoal and swirls of white and black in between. It's a tall, deep cabochon, with a real depth of shimmering color that is so much better in person. The setting is entirely hand-fabricated in sterling silver.
The pendant is suspended from a sturdy 18" cable chain in sterling silver. If you'd like an extender or different length chain, 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 extinct practice of hand spray-painting cars on the production line. Multiple layers of differently colored paint 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!