The volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was a fearsome sight, shooting out a powerful stream of fiery hot molten matter that rose 16 miles above sea level. It was Mother Nature flexing her muscles, reminding us all of her terrifying strength. But when the eruption finally ended, it was found that heating the recently released volcanic material created a beautiful green gemstone, with a verdant hue so pure it had a strangely calming effect. Today we call that gemstone helenite, a uniquely American gemstone with a backstory that no other can rival.
The Helenite Marquise Ring is a prime piece of what was once Mount St. Helens. A full eight-and-a-half carats of helenite, true excellence created in the aftermath of the eruption. We’ve given this stone a marquise cut, essentially an eye-shape that elongates the look, giving an already sizable stone an extra dimension to show off its impossibly vivid green color. This marquise-cut marvel is set in gold-finished .925 sterling silver, delivering an explosive amount of jewelry at a very calming price.