Fordite Fringe Dangle Earrings
Handmade dangle style earrings crafted from Sterling silver with unique Fordite cabochons in bezel settings, a stamped border, and hammered sterling fringe. Fordite, or “Motor City Agate” isn’t actually a Stone at all, but rather vintage auto paint. The legend behind Fordite is that when the paint overspray that built up too thick on the car transport racks at the Ford Motor Company factory, it was removed and some of the auto workers took pieces home with them and carved them into shapes or cabochons. Rare and collectible, Fordite is a little piece of US Automotive history. These Teardrop shaped cabochons have a contoured topography across their surface that creates a heart like effect. Oxidized finish. They come on handmade sterling silver hooks.