Since Pompei and the Pantheon, lava stone has been used in construction, made into souvenirs, and also used in jewellery. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there, and it can be hard to determine if your lava stone is real or fake. Here are a few tips to spot the difference:
The texture. The holes should be the first thing you look for in these stones. The holes should be random and not uniform as they were formed naturally. All our jewellery pieces have natural lava stone, with natural holes evident.
Colour. The beads in their most natural form are black or grey. They can be dyed, but you are assured of quality if they are black or grey, without the doubt whether they’re real or not.
Lasting. Lava is indestructible. If you wash your lava bracelets and they fade over time from the sun or other exposure, they are not authentic beads as they should keep their colour.
Feel a stronger connection to Earth and nature and feel grounded with lava beads while looking stylish. For instance, we combine lava beads with red sea coral and buttermilk amber for a beautiful, unique piece of jewellery.