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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.

Ellesmere Port fordite and sterling silver pendant

Ellesmere Port fordite and sterling silver pendant
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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.

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United Kingdom £7.50 £0.00

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£11.50 £0.00
USA and Canada £12.50 £0.00

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