Carnelian dyed Howlite


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Carnelian has been recovered from Bronze Age Minoan layers in Knosson, Crete dating back to 1800BC. A wonderful reddish-brown, carnelian was widely used by the Romans for signet or Seal Rings as hot wax does not stick to it. Howlite was first reported in Nova Scotia c1868 by Henry How a Canadian chemist, geologist and mineralogist. It is widely used now and can be found in it's natural form of white but also it is dyed and can be mistaken for turquoise or malachite. Hanging on each of these handcrafted earrings are three carnelian and a cube of howlite. The anti-tarnish earwires are are also handmade.

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