Lava stones are not really officially recognized as gemstones. In fact, from a geological point of view, they are not gemstones at all! We call them lava stones since this sounds so much better than volcanic rock or pumice stone or igneous rock. Lava stones are some of the oldest and most abundant stones in the world and have been a part of human history and jewellery from before written history.
The lava stones are formed when volcanoes erupt. Imagine the lava shooting out of a volcano and pouring down the sides. When all that hot liquid eventually dries it forms lava stones. Typically black but also grey and brown, the stones have a porous surface with a honeycomb appearance.
Lava stones are wonderful for calming the emotions. Because the stones come from raw energy, they're considered to represent rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. Fire’s physical embodiment is the Lava Stone. It is the only rock known to be formed from nothing but fire thus, providing strength and power. For someone who has difficulty making decisions, or perhaps timid, the Lava Stone provides them strength and clear thinking.
The lava stone is typically like other healing gemstones. It's recommended you wear your lava stone as close to the skin as possible. This allows better absorption, giving it easier access so that the energy can flow. To clear negative emotions, it's said you should wear a bracelet so that the stones are close to your pulse. Or a necklace so that the stones are close to your heart.
Lava stones have a lot of meaning and symbolism attached to them. Lava stone is said to alleviate anxiety, promote emotional tranquillity and bring calmness and feelings of relaxation.
Lava stone is supposed to have very powerful spiritual effects on the human mind. It’s said to cleanse negative thoughts and emotions, as well as stimulate creativity. It’s also supposed to have a very potent dream work capabilities and even improve your day-to-day communications and interactions with other people.
It's best known as a “grounding stone”, believed to strengthen the wearer’s connection with Mother Earth and give strength and courage in times of change and stress. It’s also supposed to provide people with guidance and courage in situations when they need them.
Folklore suggests lava stones were given to soldiers to help them remain calm and draw on strength to help them power through battle.
Lava Rock can teach you to ignite the fire within you and allow your true expression to show. When you tap into the energies of this amazing stone you can draw on your inner strength to overcome personal challenges. This stone has the firepower to provide great energy or to pull you back completely while bringing you down to earth.
Allow the stone's power to boost, motivate and inspire you in whatever situation you find yourself in. Whether the situation appears good or bad, let this stone give you the power you need and the wisdom to ground you.