The 'Fordite Retro’' features heavy sculpted sterling silver links inlaid with Fordite (aka 'Motor City Agate'). This stunning hand-shaped material displays beautiful patterns that are unique to each piece. In addition to precise hand finishing, this fine piece of William Henry jewelry has been fitted with our stainless button lock clasp, inlaid with a Kashmir blue topaz.
|15.5 - 16.8||Small|
|17.15 - 18.4||Medium|
|18.75 - 20||Large|
|20.3 - 21.6||X-Large|
|21.9 - 23.18||2X-Large|
|6 1/8 - 6 5/8||Small|
|6 3/4 - 7 1/4||Medium|
|7 3/8 - 7 7/8||Large|
|8 - 8 1/2||X-Large|
|8 5/8 - 9 1/8||2X-Large|
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
Fordite, also called Motor Agate or Detroit Agate, is an entirely man-made jewel created by scraping layers of the enamel paint slag that had been dripped into pools onto the metal tracks during the “old days” when Ford and other assembly-line cars were spray-painted by people, not robots. Our Fordite is sourced from the Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge plant.
The colors and patterns of Fordite can vary dramatically, and no 2 pieces are ever the same.
Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.
Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December