GREAT WEEK SALE Jewelry up to 80% OFF over 15 550 unique jewelry design on SALE » left
FREE SHIPPING US orders only $15 SHIPPING non US orders 30 DAYS returns up to 25% DISCOUNT buy more & save 813-907-0817 Mon-Fri (9AM-5PM EST)

Howlite

Etymology and history

The Howlite stone is named after the mineralogist Mr. Henry How of Nova Scotia who discovered Howlite in 1868. This stone is sometimes referred to as 'White Buffalo Stone'. California is the world's primary source of howlite.

Howlite description

Howlite is typically white or gray-white with fine grey or black or brown veins, often in a web-like pattern. It is opaque with a sub-vitreous luster sometimes described as porcelaneous. The attractive black and brown intersecting veins in many Howlite specimens make it useful as an ornamental stone. Many masses and nodules are tumbled and polished, then sold to collectors, who find a particular liking to this inexpensive stone. Howlite is easily dyed, and if dyed turquoise-blue it resembles the mineral Turquoise. In fact, Howlite is used as a cheap substitute for Turquoise. Some dealers dishonestly label dyed Howlite as Turquoise.

Howlite in jewelry

Howolite stone is very often curved to produce decorative objects, ornaments and jewelry. Many jewelers use this stone to produce beautiful sets, bracelets and necklaces. Looks pretty also in rings, earrings and brooches.

Occurrence

Howlite was discovered at Tick Canyon, California in 1868 by Henry How (1828 - 1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist.

Howlite in our jewelry

Howlite Jewelry

back to: Our stones
 Huge Sale Week - Jewelry up to 70% OFF

Your Recently Viewed Jewelry

After viewing jewelry detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.

OUR FEEDBACK WHAT OUR HAPPY CUSTOMERS SAY

Joyce "I have bought absolutely amazing, compliment-inducing jewelry from Silverrush for a few years now. Every item is a trea (...)" MORE FEEDBACK »

CALL US Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM EST

813-907-0817
212-300-5107
contact