Larger lava rock beads make this a pretty substantial-feeling bracelet. The design is pretty sleek - stretchy cord with no visible connection or knot. The labradorite beads are slightly larger than the lava, but nicely proportioned. I have smaller wrists, and the fit is good with a bit of slack - mine measures closer to 8" in length. Labradorite is on the softer end of gemstones. There are small pits where the beads rub against each other, so we'll see how they hold up to long-term wear.
The products from the Dharma Shop are top notch. Aditionally, the money goes to support Himalayan artists, so you know your money is well spent. Finally, their customer service department is quick to remedy any situations that might occur. Highly recommend the Dharma Shop.