Skip to product information
1 of 8

happyagatestudio.com

Fordite Ring, Sterling Silver, Size7, Adjustable Colorful Foridte Ring, Artisan Handcrafted Silver Ring

Fordite Ring, Sterling Silver, Size7, Adjustable Colorful Foridte Ring, Artisan Handcrafted Silver Ring

Regular price $69.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $69.99 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This sterling silver fordite ring is adjustable due to the split shank design. With the ends of the band touching it's a size 7 US. It goes slightly larger by spreading the band apart or smaller by bypassing the band. This fordite is from the Bowling Green KY plant where sports cars were painted in the early 2000's. It's one of the most valuable and desired fordite types. The setting is about .5 inches across. The ring setting is solid 925 silver. We handcrafted both the fordite stone and silver ring setting for this piece. The fordite stone is held by an inverted heart gallery bezel.

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. We love to talk fordite so if you are looking for a specific type or color odds are we have it so 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 website 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. Priority mail includes $100 in insurance. Both shipping choices have tracking provided. 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. We most often mail orders the next business day. If we take a vacation we adjust our shipping time accordingly. Check our shop announcement for updates. We will only ship to the address on the order.

Returns: We offer free returns within 14 calendar days of the day your order is marked delivered by USPS. If you'd like to return an item please reach out to us within your return window.

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

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HappyAgateStudio

Thank you for looking!

View full details