USA Fordite Necklace - Unusual Claw Setting

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I am guessing that very few of you will be familiar with Fordite.
Fordite is a beautiful substance, but neither natural nor old.
It is actually built-up paint residue from the paint-shops at Ford car plants.

It really is the most beautiful substance, and when cut and polished it reveals the coloured layers of paint that have built up on the floors and walls of the paint shop.

I must point out that this really is a rare and sought after substance
I bought a supply a while back , and since then the supplies have almost totally dried up.
As cars are painted in a different way nowadays there will never be any Fordite once current supplies run out.
That  really  WILL be it!

This pendant is made with USA Fordite - from the paint shops in Detroit.

The pendant measures 3.5cm from top to bottom  with the cabochon itself measuring 2cm across - and  strung from an 18 inch Sterling silver curb chain and sent in a lovely black, velvet lined jewellery box.

I have made it with a sterling silver claw setting which leaves much of the front and back of the Fordite visible.
This means you can see more of the amazing colouration and appreciate just how unique and random each piece is!