This beautiful white howlite (natural) in 6mm round beads complements the large sterling silver celitc dragon pendant that dangles nicely. Necklace is 21" in length. Undyed howlite is often believed to be an excellent stone for meditation and has been used by practitioners to focus the mind. The grey spidery veins are thought to be like intrusive thoughts, to be acknowledged and then passed by. For this mental calming effect, some believers advocate placing howlite under an insomniac's pillow, to promote serenity of mind and to empty it of distracting thought. Howlite is also thought to have properties that help relieve stress, open up memories of previous lives, strengthen bones and/or teeth--among other benefits. Who can resist ... I am so in love with this piece.