This item is a Howlite crystal that has been tumbled into a polished stone. The tumbling process gives the stone a smooth polished surface.
Howlite is a calcium borosilicate that can be identified by it white color and gray to black veins. Howlite is normally polished or tumbled, and crystals of howlite are rare; having been found in only a few locations worldwide. Howlite is thought to be associated with independence and taking control of one’s own life.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.