Fordite Vintage Ford Rouge Plant Paint Bracelet in sterling silver. Nickel Free Bracelet measures 6 1/4″ to 8 3/4″. Please let us know if you need this bracelet extended and to what length. No extra charge. Gift Box included.
Every piece of Fordite, also known as Detroit Agate, is a unique object of beauty. Like agate Fordite is cut and polished to reveal the swirling patterns of colors inside. Unlike agate, Fordite comes not from the ground but from the retired paint shops of the automotive industry.
In the old style of painting cars there was a great deal of overspray. This paint built up layer by layer and was baked at high temps between coats. As the story goes, paint shop workers would sometimes knock chunks of the paint buildup loose and take them home as souvenirs.
The colorful buildup was beautiful in its raw form and turned out to be breathtaking once cut and polished.
No one knows how much Fordite was saved. Today, there is very little overspray and it is much harder to find.