Unusual Freeform Detroit Fordite Ring
What a cool Fordite! This cabochon has a freeform teardrop shape, with unusual patterning and bubbly appearance. It looks fantastic on the hand, and is sure to get compliments! The ring is entirely hand-fabricated in sterling silver, finger size 8. If you need the ring resized, please message me before you order. It is $25 additional to resize it, with no size limit!
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!