Freeform Peanut Shaped Detroit Fordite Pendant
This funky peanut-shaped Detroit Fordite cabochon is set in a custom sterling silver bezel, suspended from an 18" cable chain. Vibrant orange and red are separated by swirls of black and white, with little highlights of bright blue. Truly 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 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!