Let’s talk about Howlite for a minute;
Howlite, 20 years ago when I first started with my jewelry business, was extremely common. In fact, so common, that it was often dyed and used to mimic other stones like Turquoise and Gaspeite. Then, came years of dying it funky colors… whatever was trendy at the time. Now, it is hard to find natural Howlite. So hard, it’s taken me weeks to find these strands in a goodly size (shown above).
Metaphysically, Howlite is predominantly a calming stone. It will aid in sleeping, calming the overactive mind, eases insomnia, encourages dreaming, and promotes stress relief. Physically, it calms the whole body and releases muscle tension, and eliminates pain brought about by stress. If you want to achieve a better understanding of yourself, of people, of the world, and of life itself, Howlite is your stone.
It’s usually a white or light grey opaque and porous stone with grey, black, or brown veining that looks very much like a spider web.
Howlite is also known by the names White Buffalo, Sacred Buffalo, Lapis Howlite, and White Turquoise.