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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.

Large Vauxhall fordite and silver pendant

Large Vauxhall fordite and silver pendant
£135.00 1 Available
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Description

This freeform oval ish pendant features a piece of vintage fordite bezel set in a reversible sterling silver setting. The fordite has particularly intricate patterns in a muted colour palette, the 'front' has bands of sparkly gold, blue and white with grey primer layers between whilst the 'back' has more blue, red and white with a little dark green in the middle. This pendant is ideal for any one who likes the unusual or things a bit retro and vintage.
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 at Ellesmere Port on the Wirral. The colours are consistent with Vauxhall Vivas and Victors from around 1974 (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 fordite of all types is getting much harder to source. I polish a lot of the fordite I use and you can see a piece of rough with the pendant in the third photo - this is not included in the sale - this material achieves a particularly high shine.
Measures approx 50mm (inc bail) by 28mm 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
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, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar

£11.50 £0.00
USA and Canada £12.50 £0.00

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