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Fordite Cabochon Earrings
Love the look! Whether you wear the earrings everyday or wear them in the board room, they look great with almost every outfit. No need to be a perfect color match, they are part of history. Fordite, the Motor City agate is a piece of the past since paint operations have changed in auto plants. The agate was formed by the overspray and buildup of early enamel paint processes. Repeated baking hardened the paint into smooth layers. Over the course of time, chunks were broken off and saved. When a piece was carved it exposed the layering, hence the agate got its name. This earring pair has the domed (cabochon) styled gem. Colors vary. .563"W X 2"L