Howlite is a white stone with unique grey veining. It is found in Nova Scotia, Canada and was first discovered in 1868. Howlite is named after the mineralogist Henry How who first discovered it.
Howlite is often used in jewelry and carved into gemstone figurines. It is said to have a calming effect and to be helpful for insomnia. Howlite is also said to help with communication, both verbal and written. The grey veins in howlite are said to resemble wisdom and knowledge. Howlite can range in color from white to black, but the most common color is light grey.
Howlite is a soft stone and should be treated with care. It is typically a translucent stone, but can also be opaque. Howlite can be found in jewelry, as well as carved into beads, cabochons, and other gemstone shapes.