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This cabochon of Fordite has deep rich colors of blue, red, silver and many more. It all bundled up in Sterling Silver wire. Fordite, also known as Motor Agate, is a unique automotive enamel material with an interesting history. The original layered automotive paint slag was made incidentally, years ago, by the now extinct practice of hand spray-painting production cars in big automotive factories. The oversprayed 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. Eventually, the paint build-up would become obstructing, or too thick and heavy, and had to be removed. As the story goes, some crafty workers with an eye for beauty realized that this unique byproduct was worth salvaging. This material makes such unique lightweight jewelry.

Includes 18" silver chain

Measures 1" x 2 1/2"

Gift boxed

Fordite Pendant P526

SKU: P526
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