From great chaos emerged a stunning American beauty… When Mount Saint Helen’s erupted on May 8, 1980, it burned over 230 square miles of land in the Pacific Northwest. The swath of destruction left in its wake was unexpected. But what it yielded in the aftermath was even more surprising.
When cleaning after the eruption, it was accidentally discovered that, when heated, the elements in the volcanic rock would fuse to form a rich, deep green, similar to an emerald. The process was later perfected in strict lab conditions to achieve magnificent deep green helenite, “America’s emerald.”
We’ve found the cream of the crop of helenite and had it cut and faceted by skilled craftsmen into a perfect oval. To enhance this stunning miracle of nature even more, the center stone is framed in sparkling scientifically-grown DiamondAura®.
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