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|Dimensions (mm)||17 x 12 x 7mm|
|Weight (carats)||645 carats|
Patrik’s Minerals & Lapidary
HOWLITE GEMSTONE BEAD PEAR 16 X 12 MM STRAND 15+ 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 GRADE
TURQUOISE IS VERY EXPENSIVE SO STABILIZATION PROVIDES THESE FOR EVERYDAY USE, AS THEY HAVE BEEN PRICES ACCORDINGLY.
AUCTION IS FOR 1 STRAND
WEIGHT : 660 CTS APP
BEAD SIZE MM: 16 X 12 APP
BEAD STRAND LENGH 15+ INCHES APP
( 6 MM IS APPROX 1/4 INCH )
CODE : G 3748
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.
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