by Ashley Montogmery
( Iowa, USA)

Your information on "Turkish Turquoise" was greatly appreciated.

Would you kindly share your thoughts on Howlite? I see many offers of dyed Howlite, particularly Turquoise.

My goal is to offer quality jewels at affordable prices. Natural turquoise and malachite would pretty much eliminate the 'affordable' part.

Should I use modified materials, or glass instead of crystal, customers would be fully aware. Most vendors are quite clear about enhancements used on their stones, which is appreciated.

In summary, what might you share with us about offered stones with doctored-up properties such as Howlite, and others of which I'm unaware?

Thank you for your time.

Giai's Gems
Jewels for the New Depression

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