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Bead, howlite (dyed), turquoise blue, 14x12mm flat oval, B grade, Mohs hardness 3 to 3-1/2. Sold per 15-1/2" to 16" strand.
Item Number: 13-6252GS
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.
Color may vary from dye lot to dye lot. Testing for colorfastness is recommended.