Fordite, also known as Motor Agate, comes in bright colors and psychedelic swirls, and are often crafted into eye-catching jewelry. But fordite is not a gemstone, rather it is dried paint that built up, layer upon layer, in factories that painted automobiles long ago. Especially in Detroit, & Ford Dagenham UK hence the name. Before painting cars became an automated process, they were spray-painted by hand
century brooch of carved coral lilies nestled among yellow gold chrysanthemum leaves set with old mine cut diamonds. The lily blossoms are carved from Mediterranean red coral, most likely from near Naples. Origin: probably France, ca.