Motor City Agate (Fordite) Necklace

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Fordite, also known as Detroit agate or Motor City agate, is a unique man-made material that is formed from the hardened layers of enamel paint that were used to paint cars in the early days of the automotive industry. Fordite was created when cars were hand-spray painted, and the overspray would build up on the tracks and skids that the car bodies were painted on. Over time, these layers of paint would harden and become very dense.

Fordite is a rare and beautiful material with a rich history. It is a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the early automotive workers who created it. Fordite is also a reminder of the changing times in the automotive industry. Today, cars are painted using automated methods, and fordite is no longer produced. However, the material continues to be prized by collectors and artists for its beauty and history.

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