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I am happy to take commissions and have a large stash of stones and fordite for you to choose from. Since I cut and polish the fordite myself I can cut and set a piece for you to make an extra special item. I ship using Royal Mail's first class signed for service or special delivery depending on the value of the item, it should arrive the day after shipping. I'm happy to post to a work address if there will be no one at home to sign for your package. Should you wish to return an item just let me know within 14 days of receiving it and send it back but you will have to pay the postage for sending it back (I refund the initial postage).

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Retro fordite and sterling silver tear drop pendant

Retro fordite and sterling silver tear drop pendant
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This tear drop shaped sterling silver pendant has a real retro feel to it thanks to the colour scheme of the fordite set in it. Fordite is layer upon layer of paint that built up in spray booths at car, or in this case probably van, factories when they still manually sprayed the panels. I think this material came from a UK commercial vehicle spray shop in the 70's based on the thickness of the layers and the colours present - ask someone who remembers the 70's which corporate colours they can identify! If you look at the last photo you can see the whole of the block of 'rough' fordite that I cut and polished this cabochon from, this came from the outer section and is rich in bright orange and yellow with a little bit of black, white and green. The block of rough fordite this came from is large (for blocks of fordite these days) so if you have a request (eg earrings or cufflinks to go with the pendant or a larger size) then drop me a message, I can cut and polish to request. Since they changed the way in which vehicles are painted fordite isn't produced any more making this an increasingly difficult material to source so get some whilst you can.
This pendant is unisex and comes with a sterling silver chain but if you would prefer a leather cord leave me a note in the message to seller box when ordering and I'll sort it out for you. Including the bail it measures 1 1/2 inches top to bottom and 3/4 inch across (approx 35mm by 20mm) and comes gift boxed.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Sasha Garrett within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £7.50 £0.00
USA and Canada £11.00 £0.00
Rest of the World £12.50 £0.00

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