Meet The New Diamonds: Fordite. Also Known As Detroit Agate.

The following series of pictures is what’s called ‘Fordite’. Also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the build up 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.

This material has been recovered from some of those places and is now being used as ‘ecofriendly’ jewelry.

I already knew of the material, and that it has beautiful layers and shapes, but to make jewelry out of it didn’t come to my mind. Very beautiful.

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