This interesting pipe is made from lavastone and was originated in Maui, Hawaii in 1979. It was handmade in the USA from an entirely family run business. The Celebration Pipes pipe has an exotic and luxurious design. Lavastone is made from composite ceramic with lava rocks that are cooked to more than 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. You will find this beautiful and basically indestructible too. This is actually a personalized pipe that was signed by the artist that made it. It comes with a large 22K gold plated bowl. The gold bowl easily reflects heat, therefore, it can easily burn its contents. The Lavastonewear pipe is packaged in handmade velvet and satin; a pouch that lets you take it anywhere and also makes it a lovely gift. This comes with a certificate of authenticity so be careful not to lose this.