Fordite Ring

Fordite Ring


Shipping to United States: Free

The "stones" in these rings are called Fordite and aren't gemstones at all! We usually use natural stones, especially in our one of a kind pieces, but I really love this material. It's named fordite or sometimes called Detroit agate because it was first created using paint that was scraped from the rails of the assembly line after the cars were sprayed. The story is that someone working in a plant did lapidary (stonecutting) as a hobby and took a slab of this home and cut it like they would cut a slab of rough stone. Since it would take years for the rails to collect enough paint that they would need to be cleaned, a slab of fordite can contain hundreds of different colors that form into really cool patterns!

To make these rings I created settings for the stones and the actual rings completely separate! The ring is actually a thicker version of our hammered circle ring. After I made the ring, I made a bezel setting and soldered it to the ring so it looks like it's balancing on the circle. Finally I soldered rounded accents outside the settings. I made three of these rings, the sizes 6, 7 & 8. These are ready to ship!

* Settings measure .9" (23mm) by .7" (17mm)

* Sizes 6, 7 & 8 available

* Fordite is a "gemstone" created from recycled car factory pain

* Handmade with Argentium Sterling silver - see below for more about this unique metal!

We handcrafted this design with Argentium Silver. Why do we choose Argentium?

* Argentium contains more pure silver (93.5%) than traditional sterling silver which has (92.5%) pure silver

* Naturally brighter and whiter in color than any other precious metal.

* Tarnish resistant, Argentium maintains a bright shiny finish about 7 times longer than sterling silver.

* Hypoallergenic. Argentium Silver is 100% nickel free so it’s hypoallergenic and can be worn by many people who can’t wear traditional sterling silver due to allergies.

* Argentium Silver is created from 100% recycled silver.

We use Argentium Silver in our jewelry because we want to create pieces with quality materials so our jewelry can be effortlessly enjoyed for years to come!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Many of our items are created after your order is placed, so customizations like length, size or color are no problem at all. We are also happy to change ear wire styles(french hook,clip-on or lever back) on any earrings. we are happy to accomodate slight modifications on our current line! At this time we are not open for completely custom items. When our shop gets too busy we aren't able to take on custom orders.

Care instructions

Every order we ship includes a care package that includes a tarnish prevention bag to store your jewelry in as well as a disposable tarnish removing polishing square and care instructions!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every item comes in a Lizardi Jewelry branded box with a silver elastic bow and is wrapped with decorative tissue paper. If the item is a gift that is shipping directly to someone please let us know in the note to seller section at checkout and we will be sure not to include the price.

Wholesale availability

Unfortunately at this time we do not accept wholesale orders.

Reviews (1)


Love the coloring in this stone-great silver work/design-very comfortable to wear. Always nice packaging, including polish cloth and anti-tarnish bag, quick shipping too-thank you!

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