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Black and white fordite with sterling silver pendant

Black and white fordite with sterling silver pendant
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This reversible free form pendant features a cabochon of fordite bezel set in sterling silver. The fordite has a pattern of tightly packed stripes on one side which become more distorted as you go across the piece, the colour palette is white with stripes of black, silver and a little bit of cherry red some of which are metallic and sparkle in sunlight. The back has tighter banding of black and white with a little patch of limey yellow for interest.
So what's fordite? Its a build up of cured paint from the old spray booths at car factories. As each car was sprayed another layer of paint would fall on the rails and then be cured in the ovens so over time it built up into a nice thick solid layer that had to be removed and it is this material that became known as fordite. Once in the hands of lapidarists (or me) it can be cut and polished to reveal the different colours and patterns. This piece came from one of the American factories probably in the early 2000's (further research suggests Ford's Hazelwood, Mo plant). Changes have been made to how they spray cars so the rough material is no longer formed and it is becoming harder for me to source (but I do have a bit of a stock pile so if you are after something different then drop me a message).
Measures 50mm from top to bottom inc bail and 18mm across (1 7/8 inch by 3/4 inch) and comes with a 16 inch sterling silver chain (if you would prefer a different length or leather thong then drop me a message). Comes gift boxed.

Shipping & delivery

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

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United Kingdom £7.50 £0.00

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USA and Canada £12.00 £0.00

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