We're always adding new colors, shapes, and sizes of Howlite beads, so make sure you check back regularly! Howlite was first discovered in Nova Scotia in 1868 and named after its discoverer, Henry How. Howlite crystals are relatively rare. Aside from its Nova Scotia discovery location, Howlite is also found in Tick Canyon, California. Howlite in its natural state is white. It is often dyed to imitate turquoise because of the convincing similarity of its dark veining patterns.
SmartBeadShopping™ Tip: When you see trade names such as "white turquoise" you should assume it is really howlite. True white turquoise is extremely rare. Learn more in our gemstone glossary.
What You're Saying About our Howlite Beads
Bright and very pretty
I love the red howlite beads, the color is very bright, they look great on my bracelets.
- Shari from Bristol
Chocolate Howlite beads
These beads are so versatile!!! I've used them in several designs and they make a great addition to any set of jewelry. I even used them for beadweaving!
- Katheryne Brice from Plano, Tx
I was not expected these howlite beads to be so perfect. Very good quality.