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 products. 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 have some other objectives. One concept that strikes our fancy is to "mine our time", and find some obscure and innovative materials that may have made a significant impact on our culture, and to "repurpose" or "upcycle" 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 TimesInStyleRoad & 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, two person operation and all of our pieces are unique, hand made items. 

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Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM CST
Sat: By Appointment.
Sun: Closed.
Telephone:    1 (847) 873-2828        Email:    info@urbanrelicdesign.com