Howlite, The Master of Disguise Gemstone Beads & Jewelry-Friday Findings

Howlite’s main claim to fame is that it is soft which means it takes dye well. It’s often used to imitate stones such as turquoise, coral and lapis lazuli.

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Blog post with links: http://keepsakecrafts.net/blog/2017/08/04/howlite-gemstone-master-disguise-friday-findings/

Learn “How To Tell The Difference Between Turquoise and Dyed Howlite” https://youtu.be/salfdyCBKtI

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Comments

TheLadybard says:

Thanks for this, Sandy. Like Kim, I didn’t realize it was considered a gem stone. I knew that it was dyed and passed off a lot for turquoise. I have a couple of bags of stone chips that I’m unsure of whether they are howlite or turquoise (they were given to me from the family of someone who passed away). It occurred to me that I could sacrifice one or two and plop them in some hydrochloric acid and see what happens. Thanks for the video.

Tracy Lustick says:

Very good to know Sandy , thank you so much for sharing !

alindastar says:

You see, I learned something new, as usual. Thanks

Kim Michaels says:

it doesnt bother me to use Howlite beads………they look really nice anyways……but didnt really know they where still a gem stone…..so Thank you for telling us about them…hugssss

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