This ring is a ladies size 8, and is fully made ready to ship. Its a rectangular cut "Fordite" cabochon that is approximately 20x25 mm, It has been bezel set in a very sturdy bezel. The back is imprinted with the Hidden Jewel Logo, as well as 925. The ring shank (band) is a split one with hammered texture to give it final pop. The Fordite Cabochon was an awesome find for my husband and I. The colors and the designs of it was calling our name. All of our gemstones and cabochons are ethically sourced and mined. We take great pride on only buying the best and connecting with our vendors to provide you with only the best. This is a must have ring for sure!
Fordite, also known as Detroit Agate, or Motor Agate, is a unique “stone” material with a really interesting history. The “stones” were made years ago, by the now extinct practice of hand spray-painting cars in large factories. The over spray from the paint would build up in the painting bays, in many colorful layers. These layers were hardened repeatedly in the ovens that the car bodies went into to cure the paint.
Eventually, the paint build-up would become a problem, so it was removed. It was not till in the later years that it was discovered that it could be recycled into gorgeous stones! Sadly, the techniques that produced this stone are no longer in practice. Cars are now painted with a process that that leaves little, or no over spray. This means that The Fordite “mines” are dry, which makes this a rare commodity, so get it while you still can!
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