Put your imagination into overdrive and allow your creative juices do the talking – by creating a Boho or a Vintage-inspired piece of jewellery with these multicoloured howlite stone skull beads.
Be it a necklace, a bracelet, or a pair of eye-catching earrings – this collection of 120 skulls in three different sizes, works well with virtually any of the rainbow colours. Colours include turquoise, blue, red, yellow, orange, black, white, natural, and green. The beads are carved in China.
Howlite is a versatile semi-precious stone that was first discovered along Canada’s eastern seaboard province of Nova Scotia back in the mid-1850s.
It can also be found in the United States (California and Nevada), Mexico, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Serbia, and a handful of African countries, among others.
In its raw state, the stone is milky white or pale grey in colour, porous in texture, and contains a series of delicate black veins running throughout, which makes it look like a spider's web.
Over the years natural howlite has been known by a number of curious names including snow leopard, white buffalo, or white turquoise.
These days the stone is often dyed to make it look like other semi-precious stones such as dyed green to resemble turquoise, blue to look like lapis lazuli, or red to be passed off as coral – which is why the mineral has been frequently referred to as a ‘fake or imitation’ stone.
But regardless, howlite has become the perfect stone to make decorative objects, carvings, or quirky jewellery components such as this collection of skulls.
As for healing qualities, the Crystal Council claims howlite is a stone of emotional healing with vibrations directly resonating with one’s root and crown chakras.