Taking Care of Howlite Gemstone Jewellery
Howlite is a porous and softer stone, thus can be dyed, normally in blue tones, as it will resemble turquoise or red to resemble coral.
As it is a softer than many other gemstones it can be easily scratched.
It is best to clean with a mild soapy water and a soft cloth. As with most gemstones, it is not recommended to use ultrasonic and steam cleaners.
Make sure you have rinsed your jewellery well to remove any soapy residue and allow to air dry before storing it away.
To avoid scratches when in storage it is best to wrap your gemstone jewellery in a soft cloth or fabric-lined jewellery box.
Always remove any jewellery before exercising, cleaning or engaging in harsh physical activities such as sports. Howlite dissolves in hydrochloric acid so it is a must to avoid harsh household cleaners and chemicals.
Remove all Jewellery when retiring for the day. Do not sleep with your jewellery!