Howlite, Natural, Spider, One Pendant, 35mm

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Howlite, Natural, Spider, One Pendant in a Metal Alloy Finding, 35mm

Howlite is milky white or grey, with some black or dark brown veins as matrix. If it is pure white, then matrix is not present in the stone.  Howlite is an opaque stone and quite porous and because of this quality, it can be dyed to imitate similar colored stones, most commonly as turquoise.

Originally Howlite was mostly found in only one region in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia. But now most Howlite comes from California.  Deposits have also been found in Turkey, Germany, Mexico, Brazil and Russia.

Howlite has a similar appearance and hardness to white marble, but white marble has a low porosity compared to the porous Howlite.

 Hardness 3.5

 This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing in China.

Metal Alloy is a metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, base metals, to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion. In mining and economics, base metals refer to industrial non-ferrous metals excluding precious metals, like silver, gold, and platinum. Base Metals include copper, aluminum, nickel, tin, zinc antimony, bismuth, lead and many more. Metal Alloy, also known as Pewter and is usually a tin based alloy 85-95% of the time but could also be zinc based.

In December of 1994, The US Safe Drinking Water Act defined Lead-free as having less than 0.25% lead content. Most newly made solid pewter on the market today is considered lead free by these standards. But it is still recommended to not give children Metal Alloy jewelry if there is any chance, they will put it in their mouths!