Fordite Samurai Earrings
Handcrafted earrings in Sterling silver with freeform Fordite cabochons in bezel settings and framed by hammered silver inspired by Samurai blades. Oxidized finish. The earrings arehung on handmade Sterling hooks.
Fordite, or Motor City Agate, isn’t actually an agate or stone at all, but is vintage auto paint-the result of the build up of years of paint overspray on the vehicle transport racks. Legend has it that when the paint became too thick it was removed from the racks and some auto workers took pieces of it home and began carving it exposing the psychedelic swirls of different colors of paint. Originating in the Ford Motor Company, this material became known as Fordite though much of it comes from other car and motorcycle manufacturers. It is considered rare and collectible today since manufacturers no longer paint cars in this way. Each piece of Fordite is one of a kind.