Lava is the molten substance released by volcanoes and is an Italian word meaning ‘flooding’. The Earth’s crust is largely made up of solidified lava. Lava is often used to make jewelry. In fact, lava and gagate jewelry were also fashionable in the 19th century during the so-called Victorian period.
Howlite got its name from the geologist Henry How. It is white in color, features gray veins and it has been widely used to imitate other rarer minerals. Due to its porous nature, it can absorb the dye very well. It is considered to protect against negative energy and the “evil eye”.