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 - and has the most amazing and varied colour palette
The UK Dagenham Fordite which is sadly no longer available had a more muted range of colours.
Stunning in its own way, but not as varied as the US Fordite.
These are the BEST cabochons I have ever used, and I doubt they will be available for long....
This is a large necklace and measures
5.5cm top to bottom and 2cm at it's widest point
The cabochon has an unusual contour to it and the wider top end is lower than the bottom.
There are also a few textured spots where you can see where the paint will have dripped.
The bezel around the edge is serrated and gives and intriguing extra character and shimmer to the setting.
The pendant is strung from an 18 inch Sterling silver snake chain and sent in a padded jewellery box.
and is complete with a signed certificate of authenticity.