Fordite – Yorkshire Jewellery Company

Collection: Fordite

Fordite, also known as Detroit agate and comes in many colours and patterns. Fordite is a man made gemstone and derives from car production plants mainly in America, especially in Detroit hence the name.

Before painting cars became an automated process, they were spray-painted by hand. Overspray in the painting bays gradually accumulated on the tracks and skids on which vehicles rested while they were painted. Over time, hundreds of layers of paint in myriad colours would build up in the ovens where the cars paint was hardened under a high heat. Eventually, the built-up paint would become obstructing, or too thick and heavy, and had to be removed. No one can say for sure when the paint slag left the plants, but possibly some crafty workers with an eye for beauty took them home and fashioned them into beautiful jewels.

3 products
  • GIFT CARDS
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    £10.00
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    £10.00
  • Double Sided Whitby Jet & Fordite Medium CZ Pendant
    Regular price
    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • Double Sided Whitby Jet & Fordite Large CZ Pendant
    Regular price
    £85.00
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    £85.00