Fordite Statement Necklace
This colorful, fun cabochon is made of a material called Fordite, also known as Detroit Agate. It's not an agate at all, though! The original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard. These cabochons are hard to find. Each one is different and the artistry is in the hands of the stone cutter.
This round cabochon is predominantly a metallic lavender purple, with swirls of red, white, yellow and blue. it measures 36 x 3 mm. Set in a serrated sterling bezel with 4 prongs securing the stone. The back of the pendant is cut in an open circle, so you can peek at the back of the stone. The silver has been oxidized amd then buffed with steel wool to bring out highlights and impart a brushed texture. Oxidized and textured sterling silver chain is 20" and finished with a lobster clasp. Leave a note I'd you'd prefer a shorter length.