Discovered in 1868 by Canadian mineralogist Henry How, Howlite is a calcium borosilicate hydroxide and a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits.
It’s a beautiful protective and stress-reducing stone that can prevent and heal insomnia, maintain balance in your life, and help you achieve peace. As such, howlite is certainly a worthy addition to any gem collection.
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It’s rare to find crystals of howlite which score a 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. The nodules in which it forms resemble cauliflower heads. They’re most often white with black or gray veins, and opaque. Howlite is common for cabochons, beads, and other jewelry components, as well as decorative objects and carvings.
When dyed blue, it resembles turquoise, which is why it is sometimes a turquoise substitute. Thanks to its white color, it’s easily dyed, and often waxed as well. It lacks regular cleavage and has sub-vitreous luster.
It can be fluorescent, emitting orange glow with shortwave UV light and brownish-yellow radiance with long-wave UV light.
Howlite is a stone that is best known for the following effects: - Enhanced self-awareness - Improved creativity - Increased sense of well being - Helps in character building and developing positive personal traits by decreasing rudeness and offensive behaviour - Decreases anger, over-critical tendencies, resentfulness, and selfishness by opening you up to your insight.
It’s a calming stone, considered to aid with insomnia by calming overactive minds. One of the uses of howlite is in inducing lucid dreaming by placing it under the pillow before you sleep.
Howlite is also used to stimulate the third eye chakra. When placed over it, it’s said to unlock memories of previous lives. Howlite is also thought to work well with the crown and heart chakras by purifying the blood and helping cleanse your aura.
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