If anyone has any information or ideas on how to find out who made this, where, when, I would appreciate it.
I tested this and there is no silver content. Was advised to not test the stone although I do know it’s porous. Does this mean that this piece is fake?
I’m sorry but this looks like dyed howlite to me. Did you get this for a cheap price?
Yes. It is very heavy in weight though and someone else on the forum advised me that it might be Kingman turquoise. There are a lot of signs that it is handmade, in my opinion, including uneven seams in the bails and how it is put together.
Whenever I have seen howlite, it’s been brighter in color and smoother in texture but that could just be how it was processed.
There are a lot of experts in this group who can help you better with their experience and insights on this beautiful mineral. I really hope it is from Kingman. However, if you like the way it looks and feels, enjoy it to the core and wear it with pride.
Thank you for the sound advice. It’s a bit too heavy to wear-but if I had the right occasion to do so, I wouldn’t hesitate!