1 in stock
Name : KALEA
Type : Adjustable Ring
This statement ring features a Detroit Fordite piece that is very eye-catching. The colors in this Fordite are warm happy colors – yellow, silvery red, white, metallic blue, light green, metallic purple and a little tinge of grey blue. Looking at it simply puts me in a happy mood. So I named this ‘Kalea’, which means ‘happy’ in Hawaiian.
Here’s a short explanation of what Fordite is. It is vintage recycled material, baked automobile paint slag, to be precise. Fordite was really unintentionally produced. It was in fact, waste from the production of automobiles. Before computers took over the production of automobiles, this industry was intensely manual labor. Automobiles then, were spray-painted and pushed into the oven to cure manually. This resulted in a lot of paint wastage which when baked, hardened on the tracks and hindered the process. They were manually broken off, removed and discarded. One worker at a Ford motor plant in the US saw the beautiful psychedelic patterns in these blocks of paint slag, collected them and sold them. Soon after, people were seen wearing pieces of these paint slag as modern jewelry and interest in them began to grow. Since they originated from Ford motor plants, they were known as “Fordite”.
This Fordite piece is striking enough and it doesn’t really need any elaborate silverwork at all. It is encased in sterling silver, which is handmade from a scratch. The design is minimalist, so that your full attention is on the beautiful Fordite piece. The sterling silver band is adjustable. I’ve made it in such a way that when worn, the band will not pinch your finger. Comfort was my priority when I thought of the design for the ring band.
Item : Ring
Material : Detroit Fordite
Bezel size : 28.20 mm (length) x 19.60 mm (width) x 4.84 mm (height)
Ring size : (US) 9, (UK) R3/4, (HK) 19.5 – 20
Metal : 925 Silver
Weight : 11.4 grams
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