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White Howlite Bead String - Round

Howlite was discovered in Nova Scotia, Canada in the nineteenth century. It is an opaque stone which forms irregular nodules. Howlite is usually white or grey with a web like pattern of black marbling and has a sub vitreous lustre.

As howlite is quite a porous stone, it is quite often dyed a bright blue to imitate turquoise (sometimes known as turquenite) and is occasionally dyed a dark blue to imitate lapis lazuli.

Howlite is quite a soft mineral, measuring 3.5 on Moh's scale of hardness.

Each temporary string of white howlite beads measures approximately 16 inches long.