Classic black and white is a must have for any wardrobe. This bracelet is made with natural white howlite medium sized chips and 6mm black obsidian rounds. Dangling from each end of the bracelet are two hand wrapped dangles of matching black obsidian.
The gemstones have been strung on strong stainless steel memory wire. The beauty of using memory wire is that it does not break, it retains it's shape and you really do not have to worry about fit. This size memory wire is perfect for smaller boned, petite wrists. It will also fit around a regular wrist but you may not get as many wraps. This memory wire is produced in the United States by SoftFlex.
Obsidian is a naturally created glass. It is formed form volcanic lava which cooled too quickly for significant crystallization to occur. It is most often black but within you may see a shimmer of gray. This coloring is caused by the presence of titanium, iron or manganese.
Obsidian is a very powerful stone, one which reminds us that birth and death are simultaneously and constantly present, one with the other, always as one. This is a stone that has always been associated with guardian spirits that watch over us, and is connected to protection on all levels.
Howlite was originally named for Henry How, a 19th century mineralogist, who discovered it first in Nova Scotia. It is a stone that is often dyed and used as turquoise or laps lazuli. This howlite is in it's natural form. White with a gray matrix.
Howlite is an aid to insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. Formulates ambitions and aids in achieving them. Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. Calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression.
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