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Name : RETRO
Type : Pendant
This pendant made in a minimalist style, features a Corvette Fordite with smashing retro colours. There is a good mix of colours here – red (both matte and metallic), metallic orange, black, white, yellow, gray, silver and metallic blue. This piece comes from a Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, during the early 2000s. 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.
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. The last photo shows how the pendant looks, hung from a chain. Kindly note that this listing is for the pendant only. If you are interested in the chain, please view the listing LW13.
Item : Pendant
Material : Corvette Fordite
Pendant size : 56.31 mm (length) x 17.50 mm (width) x 4.88 mm (height)
Metal : 925 Silver
Weight : 7.0 grams
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