1970 Dodge fordite pendant
This colourful drop shaped fordite pendant features a smooth cabochon of vintage fordite bezel set in sterling silver. Fordite is warm to touch and light weight so this pendant could comfortably be worn all day and the setting is open backed so the pendant can be worn either way round. This material has a particularly bright colour palette, the ‘front’ has an swirly pattern of red, green, blue, orange and others on a white ground, the back has diagonal stripes in red, white, yellow and green. Some of the stripes are metallic and sparkle in the sunshine. Measures 35 by 21mm excluding bail and comes with a silver chain in a gift box (you could easily put it on a leather cord).
Not come across fordite before? Have a read of the full description to find out more and why this is the perfect gift for muscle car fans.
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This vibrant pendant features a drop of fordite bezel set in sterling silver, the setting is open backed so the pendant can be worn either way round. The ‘front’ has an swirly pattern of red, green, blue, orange and others on a white ground, the back has diagonal stripes in red, white, yellow and green. Some of the stripes are metallic and sparkle in the sunshine.
So what is fordite? Its is layers of paint that built up on the surrounds of paint booths at car factories, as each car was painted a new colour would be added leading to the wacky palette. The material was repeatedly passed through the curing ovens and eventually had to be removed – some of this then left the factories and ended up in the hands of jewellers who cut and polished it to show the wonderful patterns and colours. I have compared this material with old colour charts and I’m fairly certain that it came from a Chrysler (Dodge/ Plymouth) production line in 1970 (they are in no way associated with my jewellery though) as it contains some of the rare hi-impact paint colours. I cut this material myself and you can see some of the rough in the photos – this is not included in the sale.
Measures 35 by 21mm excluding bail and comes with an 18inch silver chain in a gift box (you could easily put it on a leather cord or chunkier chain).
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