I happily take commissions and have a stash of stones /fordite for you to choose from. I ship using Royal Mail's 'first class signed for' or 'special delivery', it should arrive the day after shipping. If you wish to return an item please inform me within 14 days of receiving it, you pay the postage for sending it back but I refund the initial postage.
This sterling silver ring is bezel set with a piece of rare corvette fordite featuring a near perfect 'eye' of rings in sparkly red, silver and black in a ferrari yellow ground. Fordite is layers of baked car paint that built up in the spray booths before extraction was introduced in the 80's, each colour is where they have sprayed a car (a bit like tree rings) and for this piece the yellow was the last layer (the bark in my tree analogy) before it was removed. I cut and polished this cabochon from a lump of rough (you can see the remainder in some photos) that came from the Bowling Green plant in Kentucky making it the rarer corvette fordite. So this ring would make a wonderful gift for anyone with a love of Corvettes or muscle cars in general. Raw fordite for cutting and polishing hasn't been produced in 30 odd years, it is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to source. Fordite is very durable but should it get scratched you can apparently repolish it with turtle wax or similar! I just use 7 grades of polishing paper to get it to a high shine (the white marks in the close up photo are bits of fluff, its still a bit staticy from the final polish!). The band has a hammered texture.
Ring is approx size L (could be resized up by about a size if need be (just let me know if you would like me to do this for you)), the band is about 1.5mm wide and the fordite is 13mm x11mm and mounted portrait on your finger.
I love fordite - the history behind it and what it says about changing tastes in car colours. I have material from several plants (Dagenham, Detroit and Bowling Green) some pre cut and polished cabochons, some as rough. Each has its own colour palette (although I never know what patterns or colours I will get from the rough until I finish cutting and polishing it.). You can see more of this material in the fordite section of my shop however if you would like me to make you something special then drop me a message and we can work something out.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Sasha Garrett within 3 days of receiving payment.
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