SIZE: 20mm (approx.)
DRILLED: Top to Bottom
STONE: Turquoise Howlite (Dyed)
PACKAGE: 13 Beads
* * Coloring on this bead lot is very uneven. More like *tie-dyed*! Not sure it was intended ... so safe to assume the colorant on these stones may not be permanent.
HOWLITE: is a calcium silicoborate that is typically an opaque white to grey, with grey or black streaks in an erratic, often web-like pattern. Howlite is named after mineralogist Henry How, who first discovered the stone in Nova Scotia during the 19th century. Because it is easily dyed, Howlite is commonly used to simulate more expensive gemstone varieties such as Turquoise and Lapis. North America is the world's primary source of Howlite.
Howlite is considered by some to be a stone of memory, knowledge and progress, and is credited for encouraging reasoning, observation, discernment, patience and tact. It also is believed to eliminate pain, stress and anger, and help balance calcium levels in the body, aiding with the absorption and distribution.
*Information regarding gemstone lore and metaphysical properties has been compiled from various sources and is for entertainment purposes only. No claims or promises are expressed or implied.*