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 like stainless steel, copper, and bronze too, and have some other creative objectives. 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.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs for unusual and beautiful things are of the utmost importance, and we are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to establish a relationship with us, and deliver you the most exciting new jewelry items in the industry.
~ Due to some recent publicity about us in the New York Times, InStyle, Road & Track, 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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