Discovered by the Canadian geologist, Henry How, in the 19th century this gemstone is scientifically known as calcium borosilicate hydroxide. It is often called the “white buffalo stone” and in its pure form it is a dense white or light gray color.
It’s a gemstone, which also has some dark gray or black colored stripes like that of a spiders’ web. Howlite imitates the shape of the head of a cauliflower.
“Some of the howlite gemstones feature translucent crystals on top of the nodules making it easy to absorb dyes well. This explains why howlite can easily mimic turquoise. In current years, many people make use of this attribute to emulate lapis lazuli, red coral, and other minerals. Moreover, howlite has been considered a perfect substitute stone for turquoise. Many native American jewelry styles are incorporated with the use of the howlite stone instead of the traditional gems. This particular procedure has become popular knowing that pieces made from howlite is less expensive than those made from the original turquoise, lapis, and red coral.” http://www.howlite.net/
Both the “Howlite Cross” and “Stone Cross” (pictured here) are handcrafted necklaces using this calming stone and are available at Stormcloudhills.com
It is said that howlite is a healing gemstone. It can increase patience, concentration, focus, and cure insomnia.
“Howlite is a great tool to have during meditation because it can help you focus your mind. It can promote serenity of mind and remove any kind of distracting thought.
It will help you get rid of your stress and anxiety because Howlite is also a powerful calming stone.” https://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/howlite/
Howlite aligns with the zodiac sign, Gemini and the element, air.
It is said to help with balancing the calcium levels in your body and aids teeth, bones, and soft tissue. Some believe it can be helpful in cases of osteoporosis.
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