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There are many facets to a stone’s value, and not all have to do with cost. Less costly stones can provide real value for crafters because of their appeal, usefulness, and flexibility in jewelry designs. You’ll find all of these and more in our howlite gemstone beads, including our dyed turquoise-hued Howlite Beads.

  • Beautiful 3.5mm Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inches 135 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store. Save 40% Save %
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    3.5mm Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inches 135 pieces

    3.5mm Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inches 135 pieces are approximate measurements and counts.

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  • High quality 6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Silver plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Silver plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

    6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Silver plated Chain sold by the foot having approximately with 26 pieces per foot.

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  • Beautiful range of 3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 39 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 39 pieces

    3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 39 pieces with 1.5mm width rondelle.

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    2.5mm Howlite Micro Faceted Round Beads 12.5 inch 130 pieces

    2.5mm Howlite Micro Faceted Round Beads 12.5 inch 130 pieces

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  • Beautiful range of 3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot

    3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot is a hand wrapped Rosary Style Chain with Howlite dyed a turquoise hue.

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    10mm Matte Howlite Plain Round Beads 15 inch 35 pieces

    Beads measure 10mm in diameter with 1mm large drill holes.

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  • High quality 3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot

    3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot is a hand wrapped Rosary Style Chain with Howlite dyed a turquoise hue.

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    6mm Matte Howlite faceted rondelle Silver plated Chain by the foot 28 pieces

    6mm Matte Howlite faceted rondelle Silver plated Chain which is hand crafted and sold by the foot. 28 pieces per length. Matte Treatment

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  • Top selling 3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold Wire Wrapped Chain by foot - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold Wire Wrapped Chain by foot

    3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold Wire Wrapped Chain by foot with 39 beads per foot.  Rondelle widths range from 2.5mm to 3.5mm.

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    7mm Vermeil Bezeled Man-Made Turquoise Square Pendants Set of 4 pieces

    7mm Vermeil Bezeled Man-Made Turquoise Square Pendants Set of 4 pieces sold as a stable color enhanced Man-Made Turquoise gemstone.

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  • Beautiful range of 6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

    6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Gold plated Chain sold by the foot having approximately with 26 pieces per foot.

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    7mm Silver Bezeled Turquoise Howlite Heart Pendants Set of 4 pieces

    7mm Silver Bezeled  Turquoise Howlite Heart Pendants Set of 4 pieces sold as a stable color enhanced Howlite gemstone.

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    7mm Silver Bezeled Turquoise Howlite Coin Pendants Set of 4pcs

    7mm Silver Bezeled Turquoise Howlite Coin Pendants Set of 4 pieces are made with a stable color enhanced Man-Made Howlite gemstone bezeled in sterl...

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    7mm Vermeil Bezeled Man-Made Turquoise Heart Pendants Set of 4 pieces

    7mm Vermeil Bezeled Man-Made Turquoise Heart Pendant set of 4 pieces sold as a stable color enhanced Man-Made Turquoise gemstone.

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    7mm Silver Bezeled Man-Made Turquoise Square Pendants Set of 4 pieces

    7mm Silver Bezeled Man-Made Turquoise Square Pendants Set of 4 pieces sold as a stable color enhanced Man-Made Turquoise gemstone.

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  • High quality 12mm White Howlite Plain Bullet Beads, 16 inch - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store
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    12mm White Howlite Plain Bullet Beads, 16 inch

    Length 16 inch strand Approx. Bead Size 12x7mm

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    Turquoise Blue Howlite plain square Silver Rosary Chain by the foot

    approximate 4.5x4.5mm average sized beads sold by the foot (4 quantity = 4 feet continuious length) Dyed Howlite

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    Vermeil Bezeled Howlite Faceted Pear Focal Pendant 1 Piece

    Beads average 35x17mm(including loop).

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    8x7mm Howlite Star Cut Faceted Round Gold Chain by the Foot 21 pieces

    8x7mm Howlite Star Cut Faceted Round Gold Chain by the Foot 21 pieces

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  • Best buying 8mm Matte Red Howlite faceted round Gold Chain by the foot 19 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    8mm Matte Red Howlite faceted round Gold Chain by the foot 19 pieces

    Approximates: 8mm size on the Chain sold by the foot with 19 beads

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    Howlite Faceted Rondelle Beads 12 inch 120 pieces

    Beads average 3.5mm to 4mm in diameter.

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    Gold Leafed Howlite Bar Connector

    Beads average about 30x8mm.

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    White Howlite Faceted Rondelle Silver Chain by the foot

    3-4mm White Howlite Silver Chain is our own custom manufactured & hand-crafted gemstone rosary chain sold by the foot. 3 quantity = 3 continual...

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  • Best selling 8mm Red Howlite faceted round Black Chain by the foot 19 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.
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    8mm Red Howlite faceted round Black Chain by the foot 19 pieces

    Approximates: 8mm size on the Chain sold by the foot with 19 beads

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Howlite has only been found in a few places. It was first discovered in Nova Scotia, which is one of a handful of locations where it’s been detected in eastern Canada. The next group of deposits was at the far side of the continent, with several sites in southern California and one in Nevada. The only other mine containing howlite is in Turkey.

Typically howlite is found in nodule form, and crystal howlite is an alternative and less common variation.

Getting affordable beads online is easy with the Bead Traders, since we buy beads in volume, meaning you save money on purchasing beads and beading supplies every time you shop with us.

A Diamond in the Rough: Howlite’s Discovery

History is full of errors and unappreciated discoveries, which are only later revealed to be value. Howlite beads have a history of mistaken identity. About 150 years ago, a Canadian scientist was contacted by miners who didn’t think much of an unusual mineral. They were extracting gypsum and found themselves working around a strange substance that defied contemporary description.

The miners got in contact with Henry How, a mineralogist. He determined that the stone was something entirely new and previously undiscovered, and he gave it a proper scientific name of “silico-boro-calcite.” It was subsequently renamed “howlite” in his honor.

An Excellent Substitute for Turquoise

Many ascribe magical and spiritual powers to gemstones, and howlite beads are capable of remarkable transformative capabilities. Howlite’s porous nature readily accepts a rainbow of colors. From its pale beginnings, the stone can be dyed into substitutes for sought-after turquoise Howlite beads. Your customers and friends will enjoy the beauty of turquoise and the satisfaction of significant savings.

Crafters Have Many Options

We proudly offer a wide range of howlite beads to give you many crafting options. This highly adaptable stone is available in slabs and chips. Also available is a wealth of bead types including heshi, round, bullet shaped, and rice beads. Our howlite is characterized by fine black lines that run through the stone in thin, distinctive patterns included in our turquoise howlite beads.

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