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Fordite, also known as Motor Agate, is a multilayered, heat-tempered nugget of hardened enamel paint dating back to a time when newly manufactured cars were painted using hand sprayers.

Excess paint collected on assembly line apparatus would harden into solid enamel after repeated exposure to the drying ovens. Once considered a waste product, the vintage chunks are now highly sought after by jewellers in the US.

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