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  • Fordite or Motor Agate, is known for it’s fun patterns and colors. These unique ‘rocks’ are an accidental byproduct of automotive factories hand spray-painting the cars. The oversprayed paint built up on the tracks heating and cooling with the cars until it had to be scraped off and removed. Some workers noticed how beautiful the byproduct was and soon rock hunters were after it, too. Now, car hand spray-painting (and Fordite production) is a thing of the past, but polished pieces and interesting jewelry can still remind us of Michigan’s rich automotive history.
  • This ring has gorgeous shades of darker red, blue and black swirls.
  • Fordite setting measures approximately 1″x.75″
  • Each Fordite Ring is adjustable and made from sterling silver.
Weight 1 lbs


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Grandpa Shorter’s is a unique northern Michigan gift shop located in downtown Petoskey, Michigan specializing in Petoskey Stones, mixed stone jewelry, Minnetonka Moccasins, and so much more! Take a Virtual Tour before stopping by.

Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts was founded in 1946, and has been serving the Petoskey community and its visitors for over 71 years, and through three generations of the Shorter family.

We are proud to continue the tradition!

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Store Hours

Grandpa Shorter's Gifts:  Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm | Sunday 10am-6pm

The Katydid and J.W. Shorter & Son:  Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm | Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm | Sunday 10am-6pm