These dangle earrings are made of Howlite, which has been dyed a dark almost Navy blue, most likely to emulate lapis lazuli. Howlite is a mineral first discovered in Canada in 1868 by Henry How, a Canadian chemist, mineralogist and geologist. A group of miners brought it to his attention when they came across it while mining, finding it to be a nuisance because it was harder to mine than gypsum. Henry How named the mineral “silico-boro-calcite”, but later it was given the name Howlite. Howlite has a white marble-like appearance with threaded gray, black or brown veins running through it--we can still see those veins quite well in these earrings. Howlite is a porous stone that can absorb dye well, which is why it’s often used to imitate other gemstones. Howlite is said to be a calming stone that can help reduce levels of stress and anger, as well as absorb negative energy.
The earrings measure 5/8" wide by about 1-5/8" long and dangle closer to 2-1/4" long including the ear wire. Weigh 3g each or 6g total. One of the earrings has a pre-production divot on the side, which I've captured in the photos.
For life's blues.
Note that due to lighting plus monitor settings for brightness, contrast and other factors, there may be differences in the colors and tones of photos versus that of the actual item. Please message with questions and I will respond as soon as possible.
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