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Fordite...not a real gem but made from old paint layers in the Ford Motor plant.

Fordite...not a real gem but made from old paint layers in the Ford Motor plant.

Fordite, Detroit Agate or Motor Agate

Fordite, Detroit Agate or Motor Agate

Rare jewelry made from something you can only find in Detroit, MI. These stunning pieces are made from something that's only found in the heartland from a substance called  Fordite, or ''Detroit agate,'' thousands of layers of repeatedly baked enamel paint from the days when cars were hand-sprayed. It is now highly sought-after for jewelry-making.

Rare jewelry made from something you can only find in Detroit, MI. These stunning pieces are made from something that's only found in the heartland from a substance called Fordite, or ''Detroit agate,'' thousands of layers of repeatedly baked enamel paint from the days when cars were hand-sprayed. It is now highly sought-after for jewelry-making.

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon  Early 1960's Material  (suzybones). via Etsy. Not an agate at all - the original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard.

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon Early 1960's Material (suzybones). via Etsy. Not an agate at all - the original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard.

suzybones Fordite

suzybones Fordite

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon  (suzybones)

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon (suzybones)

This is not agate! This is a piece of accumulated, layered dried paint from the automobile industry in Detroit, Michigan called Fordite.

This is not agate! This is a piece of accumulated, layered dried paint from the automobile industry in Detroit, Michigan called Fordite.

Fordite Cabochon  PLUM CRAZY   50 x 32mm  (suzybones)

Fordite Cabochon PLUM CRAZY 50 x 32mm (suzybones)

Fordite-Cabochon-MOTOWN-SWIRL-suzybones

Fordite Cabochon MOTOWN SWIRL (suzybones)

Fordite-Cabochon-MOTOWN-SWIRL-suzybones

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon A TWIST of by suzybones, $29.98

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon A TWIST of by suzybones, $29.98

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