Fordite Fan Earrings
Handcrafted dangle style earrings in Sterling silver with bezel set Fordite cabochons. Oxidized finish.Not actually a stone, Fordite is vintage car paint that had built up on the vehicle transport racks of the Ford Motor Company over the years. Rumor has it that when the overspray became too thick, it was removed from the racks and some auto workers took pieces home to carve figures and cabochons with it. Though it originated at the Ford factory, the name “Fordite” now applies to other auto companies as well. Much of this material, especially the older pieces from the 1950’s is quite rare and collectible.