How can I tell if my fordite is real? Recently, imitations of real Fordite have been showing up on the market. It is relatively easy to distinguish new stuff from old. New stuff is bright,
How can I tell if my fordite is real?
Recently, imitations of real Fordite have been showing up on the market. It is relatively easy to distinguish new stuff from old. New stuff is bright, or in hot metallic colors never used in the old days. The layers are much thicker and the new fake Fordite does not contain Lead as the old stuff did.
What is fordite worth?
Dealers sell fordite today for between $1 and $5 a gram in its rough form, says Bielman. As a comparison, silver is selling for . 50 cents a gram and gold $20/gram.
What is fordite Jewellery?
A selection of jewellery made with Fordite – an amazing and beautiful material made from paint residue in car paint shops. Very little material remains and this is rare and collectible jewellery.
What is fordite stone?
Fordite, also known as Detroit agate or Motor City agate, is old automotive paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished.
Is Fordite toxic?
The Fordite comes in many forms and some of the older enamels and paints may contain traces of materials that could be toxic or harmful if ingested, absorbed, or inhaled as dust.
Is Fordite safe?
You may be wondering as to the lead content and safety of the paint. However, inorganic lead that is contained in paint is not easily absorbed through our skin, even through a cut or scrape, so unless you are going to eat it, there is really no danger in wearing a piece of Fordite.
Is fordite fragile?
Fordite comes in different varieties that have somewhat different tolerances and strengths. It is inherently rather fragile to begin with, so it should be treated with care. You might compare it in that regard to a pearl. Fordite has a soft to medium surface hardness, and it will take a nice glassy polish.
Is Fordite natural?
You used to be able to find it in some areas of Michigan and various other places, although it’s increasingly rare and we’re not likely to find an undiscovered cache of it any time in the future. That’s because Fordite isn’t a naturally occurring mineral. It comes from automobile manufacturing plants.