Sterling Silver Fordite Dangle Earrings
One of a kind earrings, handcrafted from Sterling silver sheet and wire with authentic Fordite cabochons set in fine silver bezels. Fordite, or “Motor City Agate” is not an Agate at all, but is made from layers of paint built up on vehicle transport racks at the Ford Motor Company during the 1950’s through 1980’s. The rumor is that when the layers of paint became too thick and was removed from the racks, auto workers took some the material home and carved objects and cabochons out of it. Since new vehicles are no longer painted this way, what was removed is all that is left and is a part of US auto history.
Though it comes in many colors, these Fordite cabs have swirls of white, red, black, silver, and more. They come on handmade sterling ear hooks. Oxidized finish.