With distinctive veining and a subdued luster, howlite has the look of turquoise, but in a creamy palette of white. Howlite is named after Henry How, the Canadian geologist who discovered the mineral back in the late 1800s. Howlite is naturally white or gray and features speckled veining that adds to the stone's character. Because howlite is porous, it can be dyed to resemble other gemstones, like turquoise and lapis lazuli.
Ross-Simons' Howlite Collection
Our howlite rings, earrings and necklaces highlight each stone's natural veining pattern and color variation. Visit our website to see all of our latest howlite Jewelry designs, including contemporary and Southwestern-inspired settings.
Naturally white with a distinctive marbleized appearance, howlite lends rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets a Southwestern flair. This stone, thought to relieve stress and insomnia, is a relatively recent discovery from the late 1800's. More about colored gemstones.
Our buyers search for howlite gemstones with unique vein patterns that will add to the natural beauty and allure of our howlite jewelry designs. The veining can vary from stone to stone, from slight specks to intricate, intertwining webs. Howlite Jewelry lends itself well to sterling silver settings, but can also be mounted in gold.
Howlite is found in North America, especially in California where nodules of up to one hundred pounds have been found.
Howlite Jewelry Care & Handling
The decorative nature of howlite makes it ideal for jewelry, but the stone is on the softer side and proper care should be taken to avoid scratches and sharp blows. Clean your howlite jewelry with a soft cloth and warm water and store in your Ross-Simons presentation box when not in use.