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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.

Vintage fordite (Dagenham agate) and sterling silver stud top earrings

Vintage fordite (Dagenham agate) and sterling silver stud top earrings
£135.00 1 Available
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Description

These sterling silver stud top earrings feature diamond shaped drops of vintage fordite from the 70's. The fordite has layers of sparkly chocolate brown, burnt orange, white, blue and sage green with different patterns on each piece. So what is fordite? It is layers of car paint that formed as a by product in the old spray booths at car plants, in this case in the Dagenham car plant in the 70's so the colour palette reflects the fashions of the day. Sometimes it has banding in it like an agate hence its alternative name of motor agate or for this material dagenham agate. Changes have been made to the way cars are painted so fordite is no longer formed and supplies are dwindling - it has been described as being rarer than diamonds.
These earrings have a stud top with the post towards the top of the stud rather than in the middle this ensures that the fordite hangs below your earlobe and dangles freely. Comes with sterling silver butterfly scrolls.
Measures 1 1/4 inches top to bottom and approx 5/8 inch across the widest point (32mm by 17mm), fordite measures approx 17mm top to bottom.
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
Europe

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man

£11.00 £0.00
USA and Canada £12.00 £0.00

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