I've been cutting lots of Fordite cabs and there is not enough time in the day to make jewelry with all of them, so I've decided to put some of them up for sale:
One of a kind polished half moon shaped Fordite cabochon. It measures 42mmx 17 x 6mm thick. This particular piece is from very rare, hard to find vintage 1950s/1960s rough (as shown in picture and is not for sale) and has a gorgeous colored intricate pattern and valleys on the surface.
What is Fordite?
Fordite, also known as Detroit agate or Motor Agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the buildup of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times. In recent times the material has been recycled into "eco-friendly" jewelry.