Lava rock, also known as volcanic rock or basalt, forms after volcanic eruptions containing high levels of magnesium and iron. Magma reaches extreme heat and then cools, forming this highly porous rock. It has been estimated that volcanic rocks cover about 8% of the Earth's current land surface.
Because of their porous nature, lava rock beads are deceptively lightweight, making for easy everyday wear! Lava rock is common all over the world and has many uses outside of jewelry making.