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Fordite Necklace, Toledo Ohio Fordite, Fordite Jewelry, EB46

Fordite Necklace, Toledo Ohio Fordite, Fordite Jewelry, EB46

Regular price $31.99 USD
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This necklace is made from fordite from Toledo Ohio. This is a small 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 24 mm tall. See the pictures for scale next to a nickel.This will ship in a jewelry box. The pictured necklace holder is not included.

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 First Class Shipping 2-6 day delivery time depending on your distance from our home in Wisconsin. The upgraded shipping is USPS Priority Mail. The charge for upgrading shipping covers the increased shipping cost to send priority mail. Priority mail is estimated at 2-3 days for delivery. Keep in mind we have no control over USPS shipping times or errors. First Class Mail does not include insurance. Priority mail may include up to $100 in insurance. 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: We offer stress free/hassle free returns. If you decide for any reason you’d like to return an item you purchased simply message us and state you’d like to return your order or an item in your order. You do not need a reason to return something so don't feel like you need to say why. We will send you a return label to use.. Affix it to your original packaging or package the item securely to avoid damage on the return trip (it needs to be the same weight) and mail the item back. We will refund you upon receiving your return.


Packaging: We package jewelry in jewelry boxes and cabochons in containers so that they will arrive safely. 


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