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).
This drop shaped pendant features a cabochon of unusual vintage fordite from the Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port, UK, which has been bezel set in sterling silver. The cabochon is a free form drop shape and the open back setting allows it to be worn either way round showing the different patterns. The 'front' has a streaky pattern of red, green, blue, gold and white bands, the back is more like a finger print whorl in gold, blue, red and white. The colour palette is very vintage and more muted than recent US fordites but the sparkly colours really catch the light to lift the piece.
What is fordite? It is layer upon layer of cured car paint that built up in old spray booths at car plants - in this case Vauxhall's plant on the Wirral. The colours are consistent with Vauxhall Vivas and Victors in the early 70's (flamenco red, sun glow, crystal green, blue fire and gold starfire according to the colour chart I found online) so this would make a great gift for someone who had a Vauxhall back in the day. Fordite of this age and location is rare and due to changes in how cars are painted it is getting much harder to source. I polish a lot of my fordite and you can see a piece of rough with the pendant in the third photo - this is not included in the sale.
Measures approx 28mm by 21mm excluding the generous bail and comes with a 18in sterling silver chain (you could easily put it onto a leather thong if you wanted to). 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|
|USA and Canada||£12.50||£0.00|
You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.
Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.