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|Dimensions (mm)||11 x 7 x 7mm|
|Weight (carats)||220 carats|
Patrik’s Minerals & Lapidary
HOWLITE GEMSTONE BEAD BARREL 10 X 7 MM STRAND 16 INCH APPROXIMATLY IN LENGT, BEADS ARE MADE TO LOOK LIKE TURQUOISE , IS A SOFT STONE SO THIS TREATMENT IS USED TO MAKE THE STONE STRONG ENOUGH TO USE IN JEWELLERY, AS HIGH GRADETURQUOISE IS VERY EXPENSIVE SO STABILIZATION PROVIDES THESE FOR EVERYDAY USE, AS THEY HAVE BEEN PRICES ACCORDINGLY.
AUCTION IS FOR 1 STRAND
WEIGHT : 220.00 CTS APP
BEAD SIZE MM: 10 X 7 APP
BEAD STRAND LENGH 16 INCHES APP
( 6 MM IS APPROX 1/4 INCH )
CODE : G 3744
Howlite is a borate mineral that is also known under the names of white howlite, white turquoise and white buffalo stone. It is almost always white or grey with darker stripes lining the stone.
Howlite can occur in crystal form though that is fairly rare and almost all of it is found in a massive form seen towards the right.
It was only discovered in 1868 by Henry How (after whom it is named) when miners called him to a gypsum quarry in Nova Scotia, Canada where it was considered a nuisance.
The Gemstone Sheriff program allows our members to request an audit on any auction, which is completed by an independent Gemologist who assesses the accuracy of the item description and pictures.
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