Fordite is our new obsession! Along with it’s beauty, this material is recycled and uniquely American. From factories in Detroit, MI and Bowling Green, KY, Fordite is layers and layers of Corvette and Jeep paint that has been cut and polished. We have collaborated with a talented stone cutter to create unusual Fordite shapes. Because every piece of Fordite is one-of-a-kind (size and color), we create each piece by hand. This necklace is also reversible – see photos for each side.
- Materials: 18K Gold Setting, Sterling Silver Chain, Fordite
- Chain Dimensions: 19.5″ apox, 1.5 mm thick chain
- Tusk Length (aprox): 2″
A little history from fordite.com,
“The over sprayed paint in the painting bays gradually built up on the tracks and skids that the car frames were painted on. Over time, many colorful layers built up there. These layers were hardened repeatedly in the ovens that the car bodies went into to cure the paint. Some of these deeper layers were even baked 100 times.
As the story goes, some crafty workers with an eye for beauty realized that this unique byproduct was worth salvaging. It was super-cured, patterned like psychedelic agate, and could be cut and polished with relative ease!
Sadly, the techniques that produced this great rough years ago, are no longer in practice. The Fordite “mines” are dry, so get some while you still can!”