40cm strand (approximately 50 beads) of lava rock round beads, each bead is approximately 8mm x 8mm, hole size is standard (approximately 1.2mm, will fit 1.0mm round elastic)
Lava rock is the remnant stone that remains after hot volcanic lava that has erupted from within the earths core cools and dries. Upon cooling it becomes porous and black. It is a fabulous lightweight irregular black lava stone, and looks great in mens and womens jewellery.
These natural looking beads are a black/dark grey colour throughout. They are opaque (light does not pass through).
Lava stone is believed to help the wearer develop stronger ties with the planet and the earth. Due to the process involved in coming to the surface, many people believe it to be a stone of high significance and of rebirth. Because it is naturally such a porous stone (with many small holes throughout it), many people use it as a diffuser for essential oils.
Please note that colours and sizes within semi-precious gemstones vary slightly from strand to strand.