Howlite is a gemstone that is often confused for white turquoise. However, it is important for everyone to know that in most cases what is sold as white turquoise is nothing but Howlite. In reality, original white turquoise is so soft that it cannot be used in jewelry making. Howlite on the other hand physically looks a lot like Turquoise which is why it is sold by the name white turquoise. In fact, it is also dyed the color green-blue to look like Turquoise and sold as such.
However, Howlite jewelry in itself is beautiful and can catch anyone’s attention. It is a mineral mostly found in Canada and is composed of hydrous calcium borate. It has a cauliflower-like head on its spider-like veins. Though Howlite is most commonly found in the color white, it has also been seen in grey color. It is an opaque stone and is porous. There are many names of Howlite, such as Sacred Buffalo, White Buffalo, White Turquoise, Lapis Howlite, Kaolinite and Boro Calcite.
Howlite was first discovered in Canada by Henry How, a geologist, chemist and mineralogist in 1868. It was discovered in Windsor in Nova Scotia. Today it is also mined from USA, Germany, Russia, Namibia, Mexico, Turkey and Pakistan
There is no doubt that Howlite women’s jewelry looks very good. But there are more reasons why you should buy Howlite jewelry. It has very strong metaphysical properties that not only helps a person’s spiritual development but also takes care of physical ailments and mental instability. Known to be a stone of awareness, Howlite helps a person de-stress. It is a stone that calms the wearer even during very stressful times. The stone is especially useful for those who are dealing with anger issues and are easily frustrated. It is believed that while meditating keeping this stone close to yourself will help you concentrate better. You can also reach the higher levels of consciousness thanks to this stone. The stone helps you see the good in your life and keeps in contended in life. Regularly wearing Howlite jewelry will open the energy nodes that otherwise remain blocked. If you feel powerless and out of control, the stone will help you regain your confidence. The stone also helps improve the physical condition of a wearer in numerous ways. If you have been suffering from sleeplessness, keeping the stone close can help you sleep faster. It is also a great comforter for bone-related diseases like osteoporosis. It is believed that the stone is associated with the Crown chakra. Since it aligns the crown chakra, you can feel a definitive inclination towards spirituality and knowledge.
As a gemstone, there isn’t any doubt that Howlite is a beauty and because of its numerous metaphysical properties, it is all the more appealing. But as a gemstone ideal for jewelry making, its beauty is enhanced when combined with sterling silver. Silver in itself has an understated beauty that is hard to ignore but when it is used with the right gemstone its appeal increases. At Gemexi we go to great extent to use sterling silver and gemstones in the right manner. The results are for everyone to see. Just like many other combinations, Howlite and sterling silver look amazing.
If you are looking for unique Howlite jewelry collection you can be assured that you will not find a collection as vast as ours. In fact, Gemexi is truly tour one-stop destination for shopping all types of gemstone jewelry. Not only do we sell popular precious gemstones but we also have a vast collection of rare semi-precious stones. If you haven’t found a stone elsewhere, you can be sure to find it here with us.
Whenever you look for Howlite jewelry online, the first thing you should worry about its authenticity. As we have mentioned Howlite is often sold as white turquoise and it is quite difficult to differentiate between the two. But at Gemexi you get the promise of authenticity. We also promise unmatched craftsmanship. Each of our jewelry items is hand-crafted by craftsmen who have been in the business for generations. Mostly based out from Jaipur, these craftsmen weave magic with their hands. You can shop anything – from earrings to neckpieces to rings and bangles from our store. We have a variety of sterling silver jewelry item using some very rare gemstones.