Turquoise blue howlite is dyed to resemble turquoise. Howlite can contain grey to black inclusions and occasional matrix. Named for its discoverer, Henry How, a Nova Scotia geologist, howlite is famous for imitating other minerals. Found in California, USA.
Sizes, shapes and colors may vary. Testing for colorfastness is recommended.
Beads>Grade B>HowliteBeadsGrade BHowliteBluesHeishi2mmDyedhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h206240gsH206240GSBead, howlite (dyed), turquoise blue, 4x2mm heishi, B grade, Mohs hardness 3 to 3-1/2. Sold per 15" to 16" strand.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p6240gsb(3).jpg15.1015.10As Low As $7.76 per strand