Handmade Fordite Jewelry by Gary Glandon
This pendant features Fordite, also known as Motor Agate. It comes from car manufacturing plants back in the mid-1900's. Back then, cars were painted in booths and over several years extra paint would build up on the walls, floors, and drains. Eventually, this paint would need to be cut and removed and this kaleidoscope stone was the result. Today, cars are painted differently so Fordite can no longer be produced. If you look closely, the different colors have a slight sparkler, just like you would see on your own car. Because of the rarity and fascinating story, Fordite jewelry has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. The name 'Fordite' indicates that it only came from the Ford manufacturing plant, however, it came from others as well. For instance, the stone in this pendant came from the Corvette plant in Kentucky. Our very own Gary Glandon handmade this pendant right here at the Stagecoach. It measures 1 1/8" long (not including the bail) and 11/16" wide.