Out of stock
Name : CAPRI
Type : Statement Ring
This large statement ring features a striking Detroit Fordite with mesmerising psychedelic patterns. There is a good mix of colours here – pastel blue, baby blue, turquoise, pastel green, white, metallic red, vermillion, yellow and silver. Fordite is light-weight.
Fordite is not a stone. It is baked automobile paint slag that has been recycled and made safe to wear as jewellery. Fordite is really a product of the past, unintentionally produced during the era when there was intensive manual labour in the production of automobiles. Paint that is manually sprayed onto an automobile would often get collected in pools on the track on which the automobile stood. This excess paint would be baked over and over again until it was knocked off from the tracks so as not to hinder the paint job. One worker in an automobile plant in the USA saw the striking beauty in the paint slags and decided to make use of them. He had them cut and polished and sold them as cabochons. Contemporary jewellers who were always on the look-out for new inspiring materials for their jewellery saw the potential in these Fordite cabochons, began snapping them up. New Fordite jewellery became a hit amongst the fashionistas and the demand for Fordite cabochons grew not only in the USA but worldwide. The name ‘Fordite’, is derived from the name of a famous automobile, “Ford Motors”, which plants were believed to be the origin of Fordite. This particular piece apparently came from one of the automobile plants in Detroit. Today, the prices of the Fordite pieces available in the market range from reasonable to very expensive, depending on the pattern, colours and origin of the pieces. Like exotic stones, Fordite has become a collector’s item.
Since the patterns and colours of this Fordite piece are so striking, the best way to enjoy it as a jewellery is to have it done in a simple design. It is set in sterling silver, with a nicely textured ring band.
Item : Statement Ring
Material : Detroit Fordite
Setting size : 32.22 mm (length) x 28.21 mm (width) x 4.02 mm (height)
Metal : 925 Silver
Weight : 8.3 grams
Ring size : US “8 1/4” (UK “Q 1/2”) (HK “18.5”)
Inner diameter of the ring band : 18.39mm
Ring band width : 2.91 mm
Please note the size of the ring and see if it is your size. The size of the ring can be adjusted, if necessary.
The product will be shipped within 3 business days from the date of payment. The shipment will have a tracking number which will be shared once it is available. There may be delays in the shipping time due to the holidays and the Covid situation.
Kindly be aware that we are not responsible for any custom tax clearance imposed on the parcel. PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH YOUR CONTACT NUMBER FOR SHIPPING PURPOSES.