Origin: Northern Nevada
Howardite, also known as Rattlesnake stone is rare form of opalized volcanic stone. This material was completely dug out long ago, and what little there is to be found from collectors comes at a very steep premium.
This is my one and only Howardite gemstone. There is a fabulous natural druzy pocket in the top left corner, as well as a druzy pocket in the center left of the stone. The milky white agatized areas are semi-translucent. I will have a very hard time letting go of this spectacular gemstone. Sculpted in a 14k gold filled setting.
Size: 1 1/8" X 2"