This is a gorgeous piece of authentic Corvette Fordite! A contemporary shape, this large cabochon has a dramatic pattern with bright sporty colors and a ton of shimmer! Perfect for your jewelry designs or just to add to your collection! The last photo with the measuring tape is to give size reference, please see exact measurements below.
This cabochon measures 33mm x 13mm x 6mm
Corvette Fordite comes from the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Even though it's made by Chevrolet, the layered paint material is still called Fordite as that has become the catch-all name for any car paint material used artistically.
Fordite, also known as Detroit or Motor City Agate, is the by-product of automobile manufacturers from the now obsolete practice of hand spray-painting cars on the production line. Multiple layers of differently colored paint overspray would build up on the tracks, and eventually had to be removed when it started obstructing the tracks. Once it was removed, people noticed how aesthetically beautiful it was, and artists started begging for the material. Thus Fordite was born! People knowledgeable in classic cars can actually point to certain colors in Fordite and name the car and production year it came from. What a great way to own a piece of history!
-This is one-of-a-kind and handmade by me, in my studio in Northern Michigan
-All of my items offer free First Class shipping to the continental US! Your jewelry will arrive quickly, gift-boxed and packed with care.
-I am happy to accept custom orders, just message me with your ideas!