Discover a beautiful gem forged from a volcano
When Mount St. Helen’s erupted with volcanic fury on May 18, 1980, it burned more 230 square miles of land in the Pacific Northwest. The eruption was so violent that the volcano now stands 1,300 feet shorter than it did previously. The swath of destruction left in its wake is unexpected. But what it yielded in the aftermath was even more surprising. A brilliant creation was produced from the heated volcanic rock dust named “helenite” after the mountain from which it was born. Originally, helenite was only available in green. However, we’ve discovered that the addition and subtraction of trace minerals like chromium, titanium and gold creates a rich deep purple that flickers with a fire similar to the world’s finest amethyst.
The stone in the Purple Helenite Ring is created by heating the ancient minerals contained in the volcanic ash unearthed by Mount St. Helens’ historic eruption. In a stunning pear cut, this stone flashes and flickers in radiant glory, echoing its dramatic origins. Set in .925 sterling silver and accented with the Ultimate Diamond Alternative®, DiamondAura®, this jewelry is perfect for letting her know she’s your greatest treasure.