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Fordite Necklace, Great Color, Fordite Jewelry, USA Handmade

Fordite Necklace, Great Color, Fordite Jewelry, USA Handmade

Regular price $39.99 USD
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This fordite necklace is made from Ohio motor agate (fordite sourced at the plant at Parkway in Toledo Ohio). It has great color including some really nice yellow and blue among others. This is a nice sized pendant that will be comfortable to wear. It's in a top domed teardrop shape with a flat back. All sides are polished.The bail that secures the fordite and the included 20 inch chain are stainless steel. The fordite measures about 29 mm tall. I cut this stone from the edge of a piece of fordite so at the bottom of the teardrop you can see where the paint was running a bit as the layers settled (see second picture). See last picture next to a nickel for scale. 

Fordite is recycled automotive paint sourced from automotive factories as well as manufacturers who paint parts for new vehicles. It forms in thin layers as car parts are painted on the racks that hold them in place. After hundreds of trips through the booth where the paint is sprayed and then baked the excess buildup is scraped off the racks. We buy this waste paint in rough chunks and recycle it into beautiful jewelry. It can take hundreds of layers of paint to make a one inch thick piece of fordite. The original fordite came from Detroit and since then it’s also synonymously known as Detroit Agate. There is very little fordite that is truly vintage. Most that’s available is modern i.e. current or within the past 15 years. We prefer modern fordite as it’s water rather than lead based paint. There are many different fordite types and some are more valuable than others. You’ll find in our fordite listings we refer to the plant location that the fordite originated from rather than listing specific auto manufacturers or vehicles.You can easily google the plant location and get a list of vehicles painted there or just ask us. We love to talk fordite so if you are looking for a specific type or color odds are we have it, please send us a message. All of our fordite is authentic. 

Descriptions: If you'd like a fordite description included with your order please leave a note when you buy and we'll include one specific to the piece you purchase.

Shipping: The free shipping for our shop is USPS Ground Advantage. The upgraded shipping is USPS Priority Mail. The charge for upgrading shipping covers the increased shipping cost to send priority mail. Keep in mind we have no control over USPS shipping times or errors. Both shipping choices include tracking. USPS tracking includes a GPS signature when the package is scanned delivered. You are responsible for ensuring the safety of your packages once they are scanned delivered. 

Returns: Returns are accepted within 14 days of delivery. Buyer pays return shipping. Return shipping must have tracking. Email us to initiate a return. 

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