A little about the stone - Howlite, named after its discoverer Henry How (a Nova Scotia geologist), is one of those minerals that is more famous for imitating another stone, turquoise. Howlite is always white or gray, but is commonly dyed. It accepts a nice polish and color, and its luster is attractive. Howlite is formed in nodules that appear like the heads of cauliflower. Veins of black web-like streaks often are interlaced, adding to the character.
Howlite has many of the benefits of turquoise; it is used for creativity, reducing anxiety and tension. It is a super-calming stone and many people use it to relieve stress of all kinds. It makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind. It also encourages emotional expression, subtlety and tact, lessoning rudeness. As well as helping to eliminate pain, stress and rage, howlite teaches patience and helps to overcome critical or selfish behavior.
These lovely howlite leaf drops are a little over 2" long from the top of the earwires.