Fordite and Faceted Quartz Pendant
Fordite and Faceted Quartz Pendant
Fordite and Faceted Quartz Pendant
Fordite and Faceted Quartz Pendant

Fordite and Faceted Quartz Pendant

Regular price$205.00
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What is fordite?

This unique and unusual substance is something you will not find in a mineral or gemstone book.  Fordite is actually from a Ford auto plant.  During the 1960s, the spray paint from painting vechicles would build up on the walls of the factory. Over time this overspray paint collected and got thick on the walls, and had to be scraped or knocked off the walls to keep the plant clean. A worker at the plant thought the striped and layered material was interesting looking so he collected the pieces. These pieces sat undisturbed for a long time. The story we were told was that a few years ago the worker passed away, and his son’s hobby was cutting gemstones and rocks. He saw the material and worked the pieces into the beautiful cabochons. These cabochons, when polished properly, allow us to see the different layers of paint that had been used to produce the cars.  This material is said to have come from the 1960's timeframe.  Modern technology has made the painting process so there is no overspray, so this material is not available anymore. One can look at the layers and see what color of cars were being produced, some people might even be able to find the color of a car they had in the past. This is just an incredible material with real history!  Fordite is a very unique material, it is fun to own as a piece of jewelry, or as a keepsake piece of the glory days of the automotive industry.

The quartz stone family is extremely large and varied. Some of the more famous members include amethyst (purple quartz), citrine(yellow quartz), smoky quartz (black), rutilated quartz (quartzes with other minerals growing inside them), as well as all the various agates and jaspers.  Quartz may be found worldwide including many Canadian locations.

Clear or white Quartz is often found in crystal form and is the most often sought after for its healing or crystal properties.  Quartz is said to receive, activate, store, transmit and amplify energy.  It is also said to be an emotional balancer as it dispels negativity.  It is the stone used most often for meditation.

  • Set in sterling silver.
  • Dimensions:
    • Gemstone with setting: 59 mm x 16 mm x 9 mm
    • Bail length: 15 mm
  • Features a genuine Fordite stone with a cabochon finish and a clear quartz gemstone with a faceted finish.
  • This item includes an information card about the stones.
  • A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
  • This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.
*Sterling silver chain is not included. It is available for purchase here.

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