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Fordite Ring-Sold *contact us to see other fordite rings currently available

Sold out.

Fordite Ring set in sterling silver. Kathryn Wilson Designs.


Fordite is a byproduct of a bygone age. These unique “gems” are actually layer upon

layer of enamel paint which built up over time in the Ford paint booths. When the

paint accumulated into thick layers, it became necessary to be removed. The majority

of this material was discarded, but a few workers familiar with lapidary (art of

stone-cutting) salvaged some choice pieces.


*This ring is a size 8. If it's needs to be sized, please indicate so at check-out. (There is no charge for the initial sizing.)




Each piece of jewelry you'll find here is hand designed by Kathryn Wilson and is truly one-of-a-kind. Together with the lapidary talents of Gary Wilson, they produce stunning, unique, high-quality jewelry. Whether you are looking for a piece of Michigan or a rare mineral from one of the corners of the world, we have what you're looking for. *Please note that because each piece we make is one of a kind, what is available online is just a small sampling of our in-store collection. If you don't see what you're looking for, please contact us so we can show you what we have available in our Traverse City store.