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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.

Freeform fordite and silver pendant

Freeform fordite and silver pendant
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This freeform kite shaped (ish) pendant features a bright piece of vintage fordite smoothly bezel set in sterling silver. The 'front' has a swirly pattern of blue, silver, pink and red on a white back ground whilst the 'back' is red and yellow on white, it is fully reversible but one side is just a bit more interesting than the other. A great gift for anyone who like the unusual or things a bit retro.
So what's fordite? It's cured paint that built up layer by layer on racks in the old spray booths at car plants. It would get baked hard in the curing ovens inbetween layers so is remarkably durable (I have a stacking ring I wear in the work shop and so far no scratches, my partner put his fordite cufflinks through the washing machine!). The piece of rough I cut this pendant from was a rouge red piece in a parcel of white bits, the white stuff I dated to 1970/71 Dodge paint but I've been unable to pin point the exact date of this chunk, I think it might be 70's era from a GM plant. Changes in how vehicles are painted mean that fordite is only formed in small quantities and it is becoming increasingly difficult to source vintage material like this. You can see the rough in one of the photos - this isn't included in the sale - but if you like the colour palette and would prefer something else drop me a message, I have a tiny amount of it left but could do stud earrings or a stacking ring.
Measures 44mm (inc bail) by 21mm and comes with an 18 in silver chain in a gift box.

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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