A matched pair of freeform cabochons handmade out of genuine FORD Fordite. Measurements in the title. This Fordite is contemporary accumulated paint overspray from the Ford factory outside of Kansas City in Claycomo, Missouri where they make the Ford F150 and other Trucks. I also work with Ford Focus, Corvette, Chrys/Jp, and Kenworth truck varieties of Fordite. These are cabochons to be set into jewelry and NOT a finished piece of jewelry. I also have Fordite beads, pendants, earrings, and polished face specimens in my other listings.
I've been working with Fordite for over 40 years. I only deal in material I am sure of its source. Contrary to what had been believed for many years about the unavailability of new rough due to manufacturing changes, there is SOME contemporary Fordite rough that is collected and made available to cutters in small quantities. I have a good stock of rough to work with. Compare my Fordite with others for sale on the internet! Much of it is fake and either "handmade" by just pouring pretty colors of paint together that are clearly not automotive paint colors of ANY era, or they're just striped resin beads made in China and not real Fordite. I grew up in a rock club in Michigan during the 1970's and rockhounds who worked in the auto industry would collect chunks of dried, layered car paint from the paint sheds at least as early as the late 1960's but it was never collected in large quantities. Fordite is built up overspray that has been baked repeatedly making it relatively hard and solid. It was sold at local rock and gem shows as "Fordite, Chryslerite, Buickite, Detroit Agate, etc." Fordite was by far the most common and popular name and today has come to be used for all built up industrial oversprays used in the jewelry trade. Ethical dealers will accurately identify the variety and source of Fordite if they know it.
Discover the captivating metaphysical properties of Fordite - a faux gemstone renowned for its creative essence and expression. Symbolizing transformation and resilience, this unique material embodies the beauty of turning challenges into artistry. Its vivid colors and patterns radiate joy, bringing a sense of happiness and optimism to your life. Embrace its eco-conscious message, reminding us of the importance of sustainability, mindful consumption, recycling, and UPcycling. Cherished by collectors and enthusiasts for decades, Fordite's connection to automotive history adds to its allure. In metaphysical beliefs, it's associated with new car energy, making it a perfect talisman for safe journeys and protection on the road. It inspires creativity and artistic expression and is associated with the energy of innovation and freedom of movement, as it embodies the history and craftsmanship of the automotive industry. Fordite reminds us that challenges and setbacks can lead to growth and beauty if that is where we set our intention.