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Howlite

Howlite was discovered in Nova Scotia by Henry How. This gem is easily recognized by its grey, black or brown veins within opaque white stone. Howlite is a porous and inexpensive gem, which makes it an great candidate for dying. It is often dyed to resemble turquoise or lapis lazuli. Some alternative healers believe it to decrease stress and encourage restful sleep, it is also often known as "Tranquility Stone".

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Magnesite Turquoise Nugget 15-23mm 16 Inch Strand
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1 ST $2.49 ($2.49 per ST)

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10 ST $14.60 ($1.46 per ST)

20 ST $27.80 ($1.39 per ST)

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Shape: Nuggets
Size: 15-23mm
Color: Turquoise Magnesite
Material: Stabilized Dyed Magnesite
Description: The sky's the limit for design possibilities using these fun brightly hued nugget beads! These bold nuggets make an economical substitute for turquoise, and perfectly compliment fresh Southwestern styles. Magnesite or Magnesium Carbonate can range from transparent to opaque and is a highly porous, low luster stone which makes it a great candidate for enhancement and dying. It can be difficult to distinguish Magnesite from both dolomite and serpentine, both are also very suitable stones for enhancement and often marketed as faux jade. Magnesite can be dyed into a broad spectrum of bold colors, and is often enhanced to resemble turquoise, it is sometimes known as lime turquoise, white turquoise, or marshmallow turquoise. Native American cultures have crafted Magnesite into beads for both jewelry and currency for hundreds of years.
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