Urban Relic Design is an innovative jewelry company invested in making beautiful, unique, and thought provoking items. We are also the owners of the much buzzed-about website, www.fordite.com, which showcases one of our most popular materials. Many of you may know it by the name Fordite, though its also now known as Motor Agate.
In addition to making fine jewelry in gold and silver with gemstones, we also love stainless steel, copper, and bronze too, and have some other creative objectives with these metals. One concept we love is the idea of "mining our time"- that is, by finding some obscure and innovative materials that may have made a significant impact on our culture, and "repurposing" or "upcycling" these materials for use in our one of a kind jewelry creations!
What is Upcycling?
"Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value".
The term upcycling was coined by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, authors of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.
Come check us out, and get your hands on some of the most exciting new jewelry items in the industry!
~ Due to some high profile publicity about us in the New York Times, InStyle, Road & Track, Car and Driver, Muscle Machines and Classic Car magazines, we are a little behind in keeping up with the demand for our works. Our Apologies, as we are a small operation and all of our pieces are unique, hand made items.
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