As the name implies, these beads are formed from the lava which is produced when a volcano erupts. Lava stone beads are actually made up of basalt - which is a type of igneous rock that is formed during a volcanic eruption.
Due to their physical properties, lava beads also have special significance. Lava stone is regarded as a symbol of fertility, endurance and strength. It is believed to provide stability in tumultuous times. Because they come from the Earth, it is said that it strengthens our relationship with our planet. It dispels anger, cements our beliefs and provides guidance, clarity and hope in difficult times. That is why it is said that these stones were worn by American Indians before they went into battle.
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